Travel to the heart of the Basque Country and discover its unique character
This part of the city centre runs along the Nervión estuary and is found within spectacular mountain landscapes that give fresh air to the city. Its ability to combine traditional culture and innovation will conquer you.
Since the Guggenheim Museum opened in 1997, the city has seen undergone a spectacular urban and social renewal process. This work of art by the acclaimed Frank Gehry attracts locals and tourists all year round: an exterior architecture that has never been seen before and an interior that will bring you calmness and awaken your most artistic sense.
Bilbao's "Casco Viejo" (historical city centre) dates back to medieval times and runs along the riverbank. Let yourself be carried away by the lively and authentic atmosphere of its streets. The Cathedral of Santiago, Albia Gardens, Arriaga Theatre, the Plaza Nueva (Berria)... Take your time to stroll around through its large pedestrian area and discover its most charming corners.
Take a break to enjoy the city's famous pintxos in one of the many traditional taverns. The capital of Biscay also invites for disconnection: da un paseo por el muelle Churruca y deja que tus pasos te lleven hasta el Museo Marítimo de la Ría de Bilbao, donde podrás conocer mejor la historia de esta ciudad y su ría. Bilbao no es solo monumental. Visit the BEC (Bilbao Exhibition Centre), the most valued exhibition and entertainment venue for Bilbao and soak up its culture.
Autumn is also one of the best times to let yourself be carried away by the vibrant spirit of Bilbao. The magical mountains full of colourful autumn leaves, the traditional feria of Gernika, the terraces to "potear" (have small drinks)... The city awaits you with open arms