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Bilbao Travel Guide  

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Info about Bilbao

Area:
40 km2
Elevation:
19 m
Overview

The city of Bilbao lies in the northern part of Spain in the Basque region. It is the capital of the province of Biscay.
Bilbao is situated on the banks of the river Nervión and surrounded by lush green hills and sandy beaches. It has a mild oceanic climate with temperatures rarely going below –1ºC in winters and above 35ºC in summers.
 
The city has a population of approximately 350,000. Bilbao also has a long and ancient history and culture that dates back to the fourteenth century when it was founded by Don Diego Lopez de Haro V, the Lord of Biscay. The official languages that are spoken here are Euskera and Spanish.

Area code:
0(+34) 944
Time zone:
UTC+1
Demonym:
bilbaini
Patron:
Giacomo il Maggiore
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Overall rating

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Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Bilbao has many attractions for the many visitors who come to experience its delights every year. In summers, open air concerts are held at the Kiosko del Arenal El Arenal Parque. Going for a leisurely stroll along the banks of... more the river Nervión and the streets of the Casco Viejo allows visitors to soak in the sights and sounds of this wonderful city. There are many opportunities for shopping at the Mercado de la Rivera, one of the largest covered markets in Europe. Bilbao is also home to the spectacular Guggenheim Museum and the Fine Arts Museum. These wonderful museums provide visitors with a fascinating glimpse of the history, culture and arts of this region. The Maritime Museum is another major tourist attraction. The Basílica de Begoña is one of the most symbolic religious buildings in Bilbao and was built in the sixteenth century. The Teatro Arriaga is a magnificent theatre hall that has been painstakingly restored and should not be missed.
Fabiana Favia
Level 43     4 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Family
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : I would highly recommend a visit to the Guggenheim Museum of Contemporary Art. Although this museum has been severely criticized by contemporary architects, it's filled with many unusual works. Therefore I recommend it to all those who don't like to... more see the usual paintings and marble sculptures, but prefer BALLOONS AND MAZES (I swear that they have them!)
Jean
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Tour the Old Quarter before heading to the Guggenheim. Enjoy tapas and the seaside town of Getxo.
Not to be missed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao , Getxo
Nicoletta Bean
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : The Guggenheim Museum was the reason for my trip to Bilbao and I wasn't disappointed. I recommend the Gran Domine Bilbao Hotel, right in front of the museum. Breakfast on the terrace is spectacular.
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