|Population | 346 405 (2021)||Country | Spain|
|Area | 41,3 km2||Currency | Euro|
|Language | Spanish||Time zone | (GMT+1)|
The so called “City of Guggenheim”, located in the north of Spain, is a true international reference of modernity. Full of history, culture, nightlife, art, and architecture, it is the perfect combination of avant-garde and traditional.
In Bilbao, you can taste the best of Spanish cuisine because in this city food becomes art!
The Guggenheim Museum
Located in the Basque city of Bilbao and designed by Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry, it is one of the most visited sites in Spain, welcoming visitors from all over the world.
Museum of Fine Arts
It presents works ranging from the 12th century to the present. The museum is made up of more than 6,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, and decorative arts.
Inaugurated on February 19, 1999, it was designed by the architects Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios, making it a center for congresses and shows.
Cathedral Basilica of Santiago
It is the oldest building in Bilbao. Since 1949 it has been the seat of the Diocese of Bilbao. It was built between the last quarter of the 14th century and the beginning of the 16th century in Gothic style. It is the most monumental Gothic church in Biscay, although it continues to be a parish church as well.
Basilica of Begona
Of gothic and renaissance architecture, it took practically a century to be built.
The story goes that Our Lady appeared in the hermitage where the Basilica emerged, becoming one of the most important figures for the people of Biscay, who call her Amatxo, or "mother", and is celebrated every year on the 15th of August and the 11th of October.
Mercado de la Ribera
Located next to the Ría de Bilbao, it is the largest covered market in Europe.
Quality, variety, and freshness of the products it offers are its main value.