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Sightseeing in Bilbao - what to see. Complete travel guide

Bilbao is a wonderful city located on the north of Spain. It’s worth mentioning that this town is the administrative center of Vizcaya. This is one of the largest cities of Spain. It perfectly combines large number of industrial complexes and amazing number of magnificent entertainment centers.
In Bilbao travelers are attracted not only by truly unique sights, but also by unforgettable national holidays, the most famous of which is certainly Semana Grande de Bilbao. The festival, … Open
The most popular and widely visited place in the city is Nervion embankment, where you can visit best discotheques, bars and magnificent restaurants. The city is decorated in old style, but regardless of this fact this is a well-developed and modern place with high quality infrastructure.
Clean and cozy streets of Bilbao traditionally attract tourists. Here you will also see numerous green parks and widest selection of places of interest for any taste. Main sights of Bilbao include the Museum of Fine Arts, San Anton Bridge, the Museum of Guggenheim, Santiago Cathedral, the statue of Don Diego de Ar, Dona Casilda Park, and more. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Bilbao offers its visitors to attend many interesting attractions. The city is home to various unique architectural monuments, unrivaled natural attractions, historical places of interest, … Open
A chain of underground stations were opened in this city in 1995. This helped to get rid of traffic jams and make this city even more beautiful. You can also use other convenient types of transport as tramways or railroad.
In the end we should mention that there are two main languages in Bilbao – Spanish and Basque. This city is a wonderful place for rest. It’s beautiful, accurate, modern, and well-developed; it has many sights and places of interest, so there’s no wonder why each year Bilbao attracts maximum number of tourists who want to have a great rest and enjoy observing cultural values.
Bilbao never ceases to attract fans of beach rest, shopping and nightlife. Every day spent in this hospitable city will be truly unique and unforgettable. Playa de Azkorri remains the most … Open
In the city there are many beautiful palaces, one of the most beautiful is considered to be the Biscay Foral Delegation Palace. Built in the second half of the 19th century, it is a striking monument in the eclectic style. Over the years the palace managed to retain its original appearance and rich interior decoration. Open to tourists are almost all of its rooms, within its walls the palace houses collections of antique furniture and works of art, as well as perfectly preserved wall paintings. Mandatory part of the tour is the walk through the courtyard. 
Bilbao, Basque, Spain No less interesting is the architectural object is the Consistorial House, also known as the City Hall. This magnificent building was also built in the late 19th century, and an ancient monastery was formerly located in its place. Today, on certain days everyone can appreciate the beautifully decorated rooms that are used for important political events. Designers and artists from around the world were involved in decoration of this building. 
Bilbao has some very interesting themed hotels, as well as amazingly hospitable facilities, which can hardly be called hotels in the usual sense of the word. One of the most attractive … Open
Fans of theatrical art fans will be able to visit Arriaga Theatre in Bilbao, which is located in the eponymous square. The opening of the theatre took place in 1880; several times it has been fully destroyed, and in 1914 the building was severely damaged by fire. Each time the theatre is completely restored, and like many years ago, today there are very interesting drama. 
In the city are many beautiful parks, one of the most interesting places for walking is the Doña Casilda Park. This historic park has a pond with cute ducks, but still there are many playgrounds and attractions for children present. In the park there are a few cafes; in the warmer months, there are often interesting festivals and theatre performances arranged in the open. 
Among the most outstanding design hotels in Bilbao, special attention should be paid to Barcelo Bilbao Nervion. The top-rated hotel offers stylish accommodation with panoramic views of the … Open
One of the most interesting cultural institutions of the city is a museum of archaeology, ethnography and history of the Basques. Each section of the museum has hundreds of interesting exhibits. Here you can see the priceless archaeological finds, and objects of everyday life of local residents, as well as very interesting historical artefacts. It is the most extensive archaeological exhibition, which includes items related to the Iron Age.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bilbao
♥   Castle 'Tower of Zamudio' Biscay, 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Ocio' Araba, 33.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Battery of San Martín' Cantabria, 44.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower of Mendoza' Araba, 46.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower of los Varona' Araba, 47.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bilbao
♥   Natural Park 'Armañón' , 27.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Gorbeia' , 28.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Urkiola' , 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Marismas de Santoña, Victoria y Joyel' , 46.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Valderejo' , 46.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bilbao and around
♥   Art museum 'Bilbao Fine Arts Museum' Bilbao, 2.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Guggenheim Museum' Bilbao, 3.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Bilbao from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Ladder Gastelugache

From the series “Furious Footways Around the World That Make You Dizzy”
Those who prefer extreme entertainment will have an opportunity to stroll along the stone bridge that connects the island to the mainland. This walk promises to be no less impressive than a hike through the ancient staircase to the hermit's hut. Most tourists visit Gastelugache islet in summer, and experienced travellers recommend to go on an excursion in the fall or spring, when the surrounding landscapes are particularly spectacular. … Read further

Department of Health of Basque Lands

From the series “Glass Architecture - Impressive Villas and Buildings from Glass”
The building has two basement floors that are used as a parking zone. The original façade is made from glass panels and has not only decorative but also practical function. It helps to increase the building thermoinsulation, protects inner rooms from the noise and has a special firestop. Since the building has finished the building became a popular touristic sightseeing. A lot of people like to take pictures of it, especially in the evening. At this time the rooms are full of light and it looks quite unusual. … Read further
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