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City of fine art and food

City of fine art and fine food.

Once upon a time, Bilbao was an industrial powerhouse with little to offer in the way of looks. These days, courtesy of the stunning Guggenheim Museum - this thriving city in Spain’s Basque Country has transformed into a hub for European art.

The gleaming Guggenheim is perhaps Bilbao’s finest asset – but a host of art galleries and glorious Gothic architectural gems also contribute to the cultural stock of the Biscay province’s capital. Bilbao is a city of depth and character, where the mammoth modern Guggenheim and shiny shops offering the latest fashions stand alongside medieval monuments. On the Nervión River’s east bank, Bilbao’s beautiful Old Town, or ‘Casco Viejo’ is a collection of quaint shopping streets lined with quirky boutiques and bustling bars. Then of course, there is the world-renowned Basque cuisine – waiting to be sampled at critically-acclaimed culinary hotspots. Choose from daily British Airways flights and discover this dynamic destination.

Experience the best Bilbao has to offer

Get the most out of your Bilbao holiday with these memorable experiences

Bilbao City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Bilbao City Hop-on Hop-off Tour.

Bilbao City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

See the highlights of Bilbao and enjoy a different perspective of the city on this tour by open-top double-decker bus. While the tour starts at the famous Guggenheim Museum, you can hop on and off at any of the designated stops around Bilbao. Take in the magnificent Euskalduna Palace and 16th- century San Vicente Church. Go shopping at Zubiarte and explore the medieval Old Town. Visit the renowned Fine Arts Museum and stroll through the stunning Doña Casilda Park.

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