A short trip to Bilbao.

Located in the Northern region of Basque Country, in Spain, Bilbao is a city known for its culture. The Guggenheim Museum, an architectural landmark designed by Frank O. Gehry, is one of the city’s main attractions. Locals and visitors can enjoy guided tours around this museum, which is mostly dedicated to modern art. The museum has a terrace located in the waterfront where a giant sculpture depicting giant, coloured metal tulips can be found. The museum’s entrance is guarded by a large sculpture of a puppy named Puppy made from flowers which are changed at dawn.

Bilbao

Bilbao

There are many museums in the city. In the Basque Ethnographic Museum, a building built in a baroque style, visitors will be able to explore the region’s culture. The Bilbao River Maritime Museum, located on the shore, is dedicated to what once was the city’s main industry. The Museum of Fine Arts has a large collection of art pieces, and has several galleries dedicated to Gothic paintings. Bilbao’s Old Town is known for its ancient buildings and narrow streets. The Cathedral is located in this part of town, and during their stay in Bilbao visitors will be able to visit this ancient basilica. The Plaza Nueva, a three story building and square where local festivals take place, and the Ribera Market are the Old Town’s most visited spots, and visitors will be able to enjoy traditional pintxos, bite sized local snacks, in any of the local bars. The Mercado de la Ribera, shaped like a giant boat symbolizing one of the city’s main industries, is located in the Old Town. In this traditional market visitors will be able to buy fresh fish and local produce, before heading to one of the small puestos to enjoy a wide range of pintxos. The city is located next to the beach, and if visitors want to enjoy a walk by the sea they can visit the nearby town of Getxo. This coastal town is part of the city and is located a short subway ride away from the city. This town has several beaches where visitors can relax and walk around the large mansions, many of which used to belong to the elite members of the industrialist class.

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