Overview Bilbao

Visiting Bilbao

An active commercial hub since the 14th century, Bilbao is in the middle of a social, economic and aesthetic revitalization. Home to the world-famous Bilbao Guggenheim Museum and a host of other notable modern feats of architecture, the city is a mix of historic Basque tradition and bold futurism, a great vacation spot for history lovers and architecture mavens alike.

The Guggenheim is the city’s architectural signature, an asymmetrical organic building, clad in titanium, glass and limestone, considered by critics and academics to be a modern architectural masterpiece. The nearby Zubi Zuri Footbridge is another - far more contested - modern work. But the city’s not all titanium and glass - the historic city center Casco Viejo is home to a host of shops, restaurants and bars,... Read More
An active commercial hub since the 14th century, Bilbao is in the middle of a social, economic and aesthetic revitalization. Home to the world-famous Bilbao Guggenheim Museum and a host of other notable modern feats of architecture, the city is a mix of historic Basque tradition and bold futurism, a great vacation spot for history lovers and architecture mavens alike.

The Guggenheim is the city’s architectural signature, an asymmetrical organic building, clad in titanium, glass and limestone, considered by critics and academics to be a modern architectural masterpiece. The nearby Zubi Zuri Footbridge is another - far more contested - modern work. But the city’s not all titanium and glass - the historic city center Casco Viejo is home to a host of shops, restaurants and bars, the perfect place to wind down on a warm Basque night.

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Stories and Tips Bilbao

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San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Written by Kiryo on 10 Aug, 2005

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is convenient to reach from Bermeo, Mundaka, and Bizkaia. This was an island (cay) just off, by maybe 20 meters, the Basque coastline. A couple of centuries ago, an artificial stone bridge was constructed and a small church was erected at the…Read More


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