BREATHTAKING BILBAO HOLIDAYS
Bilbao is an impressive city that has been transformed in recent years from its industrial past, to a city known the world over for its spectacular modern architecture and exquisite cuisine. Situated in Basque country off the Bay of Biscay, with stunning landscapes and beaches outside of the city, you will be enthralled by what dynamic Bilbao offers today.
- Modern architecture
- Food destination
- Gaztelugatxe-Game of Thrones film location!
Start your Bilbao city break.
WHY VISIT BILBAO?
Indulge in exquisite cuisine as Bilbao is one of the areas with the most Michelin stars per person in the world. Fancy some Pintxas (regional form of tapas) and Txakol wine? Head to Plaza Neuva with its many busy bars, cafes and restaurants. For dessert be sure to try the regional speciality, Bollos Mantequill. Fresh Basque produce can be bought and sampled at the Mercado de la Ribera; mingle with the locals while enjoying live music.
Visit the Guggenheim museum, designed by American architect, Frank Gehry. Built in 1997 from mainly titanium and chrome plates, it is a world-renowned symbol of modern architecture and full of modern and contemporary art treasures. On the outside you will find Jeff Koon’s El Poopy sculpture, filled twice a year with living plants.
The Fine Arts museum and Basque museum are also worth visiting. Stroll around the narrow winding streets of the old town, with more than 700 years of history, and seek out the cathedral.
Bilbao is easy to walk or cycle around but the public transport is excellent. Take the Artxanda cable car for amazing views or try a Nervion river cruise. Head out to the surrounding mountains for hikes or mountain cycling. Venture slightly further afield to Mundaka, a small fishing town but surfing haven which is home to one of the longest left-hand waves in the world!
Game of Thrones fan? Go to Gaztelugatxe, or dragonstone from the series, for breathtaking scenery.
Begin your Bilao holiday today!
When To Go
Bilbao is a great destination at any time of year
Around 2 hours from the UK