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Bilbao is a port city in northern Spain, located in the Basque Country. It's a great destination for travellers interested in a mix of modern art, history, and Basque culture. Bilbao is perhaps best known for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a world-renowned museum of modern and contemporary art. The museum itself is an architectural marvel, designed by Frank Gehry. Inside, visitors can find works by famous artists like Picasso, Warhol, and Jeff Koons. Beyond the Guggenheim, Bilbao has a historic old town called Casco Viejo. Here you can wander narrow streets lined with traditional Basque bars, or pintxos bars, which serve small skewered snacks. Be sure to try some of the local pintxos, such as those filled with seafood or jamón (cured ham).

Bilbao is also a great starting point for exploring the Basque Country. The region is known for its stunning coastline, delicious food, and unique culture. Day trips can be taken to charming seaside towns or the nearby Rioja wine region. Overall, Bilbao is a city that offers something for everyone. If you're looking for a destination with a mix of art, history, and culture, Bilbao is a great choice.

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Airports near Bilbao

Planning a trip to Bilbao? Enjoy flexibility with our selection of 4 airports, which offer different routes and options when travelling to Bilbao.

Bilbao Airport

This is the closest and most convenient airport for travellers visiting Bilbao. It is located approximately 12 kilometres north of the city centre and offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


Santander Airport

If you are unable to find a suitable flight to Bilbao, Santander Airport is a good alternative. It is located around 100 kilometres west of Bilbao and offers both domestic and international flights.


Vitoria Airport

Another option for travellers is Vitoria Airport, which is situated approximately 60 kilometres southeast of Bilbao. While it is a smaller airport, it still offers domestic flights and a few international connections.


Biarritz Pays Basque Airport

If you are willing to drive a bit further, Biarritz Airport in France is an option. It is located around 150 kilometres northeast of Bilbao and offers a variety of domestic and international flights. From there, you can easily drive or take a connecting flight to Bilbao.

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Things to do in Bilbao

Discovering the many attractions of Bilbao can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

A stunning example of modern architecture, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a must-visit for any art enthusiast. The museum's collection features prominent modern and contemporary works from Spanish and international artists. However, the building itself is a work of art, designed by famous architect Frank Gehry. Its curvaceous titanium facade shimmers in the sunlight, creating a truly eye-catching landmark.

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Casco Viejo

Bilbao's historic centre, Casco Viejo, is a charming maze of narrow streets, lined with traditional Basque bars, pintxo restaurants, and unique shops. Wander the cobbled streets and soak up the atmosphere, stopping to sample the local pintxos (Basque tapas) and perhaps enjoy a glass of txakoli, a slightly sparkling white wine from the Basque region. Be sure to visit the Santiago Cathedral, a Gothic church dating back to the 14th century, and explore the buzzing Ribera Market, a haven for fresh produce and local delicacies.

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Puente Zubizuri

Also known as the White Bridge, Puente Zubizuri is a pedestrian walkway designed by architect Arata Isozaki. The bridge's sleek, modern design and its dazzling white exterior make it a popular spot for strolls and photos. The bridge's nickname, "Puppy," comes from a giant floral sculpture of a West Highland White Terrier by Jeff Koons located nearby.