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Bilbao is a charming and historic port city in northern Spain. It is also the largest city in the Basque Country, and is home to one of the oldest and most tightly-knit cultures in Europe. Downtown Bilbao is filled with modern skyscrapers, impressive museums, world-class restaurants, and an enormous port. There is also a historic quarter of the city, which is where the city originally formed over 700 years ago. Spend your holiday wandering through the streets of both the new and old areas of the city, try the mouthwatering local cuisine, and sip on the famed regional wines. Families, couples, and groups of friends will all find something to love during a holiday in Bilbao.Find your dream accommodation
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Holidays in Bilbao: The area and getting aroundArriving in Bilbao
Bilbao is conveniently served by the Bilbao International Airport, which is just a 10-minute north of the city centre. This airport is one of the largest in the Basque Country, with an abundance of domestic and international flights available daily. You can reach the city from the airport by bus, taxi, or rental car.Getting around the city
The city is well-connected by city buses which go by the name "Bilbobus". You can also get around using the tram or the metro, both of which have many stops throughout the city. Bilbao is also quite walkable, and nearly all the main attractions and central neighbourhoods are reachable on foot. Alternatively, you can also use a bicycle or an electric scooter to get around.
Travellers and activitiesBilbao for Couples
Couples of all ages can enjoy a memorable and relaxing holiday in Bilbao. Take your partner for a date where you can try the best of Basque cuisine in a modern and stunning dining room at Restaurante Nido Bilbao Cocina Vasca. End the night at La Mula de Moscu, a stylish lounge offering upscale cocktails and delicious Spanish tapas.Bilbao for Families
Families of all ages will find plenty of ways to stay entertained during a visit to Bilbao. Go for a sightseeing boat tour, where you'll get to see a variety of major attractions from the water while learning fascinating details about each one. You'll have the option of booking either a 1- or 2-hour boat tour, both of which operate at various time slots throughout the day. Also, bring kids to the Europa park, located in the southeast part of the city, where they can let out their extra steam. There are slides, play areas, zip lines, benches, and walking trails here.
Top 5 travel tips in Bilbao1. Get lost in the Old Town
The best way to experience the beautiful, historic Old Town of Bilbao is to simply get lost in the colourful streets and alleyways. Located in the heart of the city, the Old Town is home to some of the city's oldest churches and monuments, as well as a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants, cafés, and bars.2. Visit the Guggenheim Museum
This titanium and glass museum was designed by renowned Canadian architect, Frank Gehry. Inside is a collection of world-class 20th-century artworks with spectacular exhibitions and examples of contemporary architecture. There's also a top-rated restaurant inside where you can grab a bite to eat in between browsing the collections.3. Visit the beautiful Plaza Nueva
This stunning central square is a must-visit for anyone in Bilbao. Lined with historic buildings, palm trees, restaurants, and bars, it's an excellent place to eat, drink, or people watch. Live musicians perform here most evenings, so you can sip on a glass of wine while you listen to the free entertainment.4. Discover the regal Begoñako Basilika
This regal 16th-century basilica is dedicated to the patron saint of Biscay. It's a stunning example of gothic and baroque architecture, and the intricate details of the interior boast gold accents, stained-glass windows, and detailed paintings. It is set at the top of a hill and requires a 10-minute stair-climb to be reached, but the views at the top make it well-worth it.5. Watch the sunset from a hillside park
Situated on a hillside overlooking the city, Parque Etxebarria is an excellent little escape from busy Bilbao. The wide open green space is the perfect place to relax under the sun, or to enjoy an active afternoon. Go for a long walk, let kids run around on the playground, and eat lunch at one of the cafes.