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BILBAO

 
Bilbao, capital of Biscay and one of Spain´s leading cities, was founded in 1300 by D. Diego López de Haro, Lord of Biscay. Its original location was on the banks of the river Nervión, in what now is the Casco Viejo (the Old Quarter).Bilbao is world famous thanks to the Guggenheim Museum. One of the most famous art galleries in the world which has put the city of Bilbao on the map forever !. There´s the mind blowing architecture by Frank O. Gehry its immensity and beauty. It´s exhibitions are from the world´s greatest modern artists but it´s the building itself which draws more people to the city than the artists!.

Bilbao´s Old Town (Casco Viejo), its famous Siete Calles (the Seven Streets),which is full of Basque character and ambience, is one of the largest historical shopping malls of all Europe; also a place to enjoy yourself having a txikito (a small glass of red wine) or eating a banderilla (also known as pintxo). Bilbao offers so much more than just the Guggenheim : the Archeological, Ethnographical and Historical Museum, The Museum of Artistic Reproductions, considered Spain´s second in importance, The Diocesan Museum, The Plaza Nueva,Miguel Unamuno Square The Arriaga Theatre, inspired in the Paris Opera or on the opposite side of the river to it, The Campos Eliseos Theatre or the Library at Bidebarrieta, among many other exponents of the old Bilbao.

The majestic, gothic Cathedral Church of our Lord Santiago (St. James) is worth visiting as the city is on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino de Santiago. The Northern Way which starts in Irun is an UNESCO heritage route like the French Way. 

In the new Bilbao,there´s not only the Guggenheim Museum, The Zubizuri bridge by Santiago Calatrava, the Euskalduna bridge, Norman Foster´s underground, with its singular "fosteritos" The Euskalduna Palace of Congresses and Music or the new airport, The Dove, also by Calatrava, which is an amazing building. Bilbao has truely  become a modern city, open to the world at the same time it represents the culture of its land.

Bilbao also has a  Funicular which takes you to the viewpoint at Artxanda, 250 metres high, with amazing views of the city, the Old Town and the mountains. There´s also the La Liga football team , Athletic Bilbao, who remain one the top Spanish football teams despite only employing Basque players. A sign of Basque Nationalism..

The Maritime Museum about shipbuilding and the city´s reinvention of its port in the former Euskalduna shipyard is worth a visit too. Not far from Bilbao is Vizcaya Bridge which is a UNESCO heritage site. The world´s oldest transporter bridge across the River Nervion. The structure is a great example of industrial ingenuity in the 19th century and still operates today.

Population: 345,122 (2016)

Area: 41.50 km²

Elevation: 19 m


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BILBAO

 
Bilbao, capital of Biscay and one of Spain´s leading cities, was founded in 1300 by D. Diego López de Haro, Lord of Biscay. Its original location was on the banks of the river Nervión, in what now is the Casco Viejo (the Old Quarter). Bilbao is world famous thanks to the Guggenheim Museum. One of the most famous art galleries in the world which has put the city of Bilbao on the map forever !. There´s the mind blowing architecture by Frank O. Gehry its immensity and beauty.
 
 
 
 

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Private Driver-Chauffeur Car or Minivan Transfers...

 

Private Chauffeur/Driver Car services in Bilbao, Basque Country. You can be picked up and dropped off from your hotel, airport, or a location specified within city limits. Choose from our selection of vehicle types (eg. Mercedes Benz E-Class Sedan, Minivan)

 

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Camino de Santiago Tour from Bilbao by Self Drive...

 

On this self drive tour you follow along the ancient French way pilgrimage to Santiago. Take turns driving and get a chance as well to walk independently scenic portions of the trail and savoring excellent cuisine and La Rioja's world famous wines...

 

  

 
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Camino de Santiago Tour from Bilbao Independently...

 

On this chauffeur-driven tour you will independently walk (with the support of a chauffeur) the most scenic parts of the ancient French way pilgrimage to Santiago and savor excellent cuisine and La Rioja's world famous wines..

 

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