When people think of Spanish cities on the beach, Barcelona is always the one that springs to mind, however on the north coast of Spain lies the charming, charismatic city of Bilbao. With a mix of modern and traditional, it is rich in cultural and gastronomical offerings and beaches a plenty.
Bilbao is an ideal point of entry to Spain, sandwiched between the Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay making this city the perfect start to any Spanish adventure.
The many restaurants, bars and cafes of Bilbao will satisfy any foodie catering for all tastes and budgets, you cannot visit Bilbao without trying Pintxos – small bites served on a slice of bread, accompanied by wine or txakoli and are found almost everywhere.
The world famous Guggenheim Museum is the flagship of Bilbao’s modern architecture, however a stroll through the old town of Bilbao reveals the city’s treasures. Countless churches, basilicas and cathedrals steeped in history tell the tale of Bilbao and the Basque country.
Bilbao has a variety of things to do, catering for all tastes with a very busy calendar of events, add this to the beaches, mountains, food and one of Europe’s largest shopping areas Bilbao will appeal to all young and old.
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