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10 Reasons to Travel to Bilbao


Spain is one of the most visited countries in the whole of Europe as thousands of tourists fall in love with the beautiful country and keep coming back for more every year. There are so many stunning destinations and Bilbao is certainly up there with the best cities to visit in Spain. Here are 10 reasons you should spend your next holiday there. 

1. Great accommodation options

There is a huge selection of hotels in Bilbao to choose from - whether you are looking for a 5-star resort or an affordable B&B, the options are endless. There are great options for families with kids, friend groups or couples on a romantic weekend getaway. 

2. Mouth-watering cuisine

Spanish cuisine is one of the most popular around the globe, with tasty Tapas snacks, seafood dishes and locally-produced wines. Bilbao is the perfect place to indulge in the local foods with plenty of bars and restaurants to pick from, where authentic dishes are being served. 

3. Incredible architecture

Bilbao is famous for being home to some incredible buildings that look like a piece of art. The architecture there is an interesting balance between historic and modern, so you will be surprised at every corner. 

4. Getting around is easy

Bilbao is a super easy town to navigate and most of the main tourist attractions are within walking distance. Besides, the public transport here is very clean and organised, including trains, trams, buses and metros. 

5. Interesting maritime heritage

The locals in Bilbao are proud of the maritime heritage of the city, so there are many opportunities to learn more about the historic importance of the Bilbao port and the shipbuilding industry here. The Bilbao Maritime Museum makes for an educational and fun day out. 

6. Charming old town

The old town of Bilbao is arguably the favourite spot for most residents. Buzzing with cafes, bars, historic sites and shopping opportunities, the old town is an incredibly charming place to be, where you can get a real feel for the local culture. 

7. Unique art galleries

Bilbao is home for a number of world-renowned art galleries that are an absolute must to visit. Spend a day exploring the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts and the Sala Rekalde Contemporary Art Gallery, just to name a few. 

8. Breathtaking scenery

Whether you are looking to soak up the sun in the lush sandy beaches or go for an active day out hiking, Bilbao has you covered. The scenery here is absolutely beautiful with a mix of mountain peaks, beaches and the ocean. 

9. Buzzing nightlife

Sleepy in the daytime, the city of Bilbao comes alive in the nighttime. There are dozens of bars, restaurants and clubs where the locals love to share delicious cocktails and dance through the night. If you visit at the right time, you can attend one of the local music festivals too for an ultimate party experience. 

10. Passion for football

For the football enthusiasts out there, Bilbao is home to the local team - Athletic Club - which is known for its interesting history and unique transfer rules for only locally-born players. You may watch a live game in the local San Mamés stadium and experience the electric atmosphere of their fanbase for yourself.

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