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Rout out Bilbao before you visit !!

By Karthika Selvakumar - July 22, 2020
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One of the largest cities in Northern Spain – Bilbao, brings the combination of industrial heritage, modern architecture and vintage district. The city sits on the banks of the Nervión River that flows into the Bay of Biscay making it a sizzling holiday destination.

Bilbao stands out for its architecture, drugged with amazement and holds plenty of cool things to know before visiting. It’s also got the energy and mix of a young city which makes it such a fun place to explore. Discover them below.

Guggenheim Museum
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Things to Do While Visiting Bilbao

Architecture lover? Never miss it…

Fan of old and historic or cutting-edge and modern architecture? Bilbao happens to be your thing. Architecture in Bilbao is one of the main features of the Biscayan capital. If you take a stroll through Bilbao or come to visit, you shouldn’t miss this architectural tour. Few iconic, never to miss architectural buildings that stand out are Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim, Azkuna Zentroa, and the Bilbao Santiago Cathedral, built in the 15th century.

The Guggenheim Museum
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Not just Guggenheim, there is a lot more to see.

The Guggenheim doesn’t just house one of the best modern art collections in Europe, the building itself is an incredible piece of art. Of course, there is a lot more to see than the Bilbao’s most famous attraction – Guggenheim. Never miss to indulge yourself with lots of contemporary architecture and many other museums including the Fine Arts Museum, the Archeological Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Bullfighting Museum.

Grab their finest delicacy – The Pintxos

The Basque Country is known for its very own style of tapas and pintxos – small pieces of bread topped with a multitude of various ingredients and are lined up along the bar so you can help yourself. The city of Bilbao serves some of the best of these. On having a small glass of wine with a few pintxos from local bars, you’ll end the evening totally full and possibly a little joyous!

Pintxos
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The refreshing neighbourhood of the city.

The Basque capital has rapidly transformed itself into one of the most exciting places to be in Europe. It has great neighbourhoods for just about anyone – from digital nomads to expat entrepreneurs, and savvy students to friendly families. Get yourself psyched up to choose your accommodation among the trendy – Bilbao La Vieja, Oldies but goodies – Casco Viejo, family’s favourite – Santutxu, or centrally located Abando and Indautxu enriched with contemporary architecture and museums.

Beach and Mountain – within easy reach!

Both Countryside and Coast side – Can Bilboa get any better? Bilboa perches surrounded by mountains and is also at the verge of the coast making it the best spot for both hiking in the morning and surfing in the evening.

Bilbao beach and mountain
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Basque culture – Whats with it?

The region of the Basque Country is a territory of tradition and pop culture. They not only have their own language but do come with their own folk music and dances, sports, traditional costumes and festivals. A reputation of a strong identity and breathtaking landscapes, the Basque Country is a region to be visited for its large cultural wealth.

Basque dance
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