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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

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: an iconic masterpiece of contemporary architecture by Frank Gehry. It's not just a museum, but a symbol of modernity and innovation. Inside, discover an impressive collection of modern art that challenges your perceptions. The shimmering titanium facade reflects the city's past and creative future.

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Casco Viejo

Step back in time as you wander through the narrow, winding streets of Bilbao's Old Town, known as Casco Viejo. This charming district is brimming with history and culture, with its medieval architecture, quaint shops, and traditional Basque restaurants. Here, you can sample pintxos (Basque tapas), shop for unique souvenirs, or simply soak up the vibrant atmosphere.

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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

Art lovers shouldn't miss the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Basque and Spanish art in the world. From medieval masterpieces to contemporary works, the museum offers a fascinating journey through the history of art. Its tranquil setting in the Doña Casilda Iturrizar park makes it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

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