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  • 1. Museums

    You have to see the Guggenheim: and keep on seeing it, at different times of the day, on different days. It always looks different. As a work of art it's a masterpiece. As an art-gallery, it fails....

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  • 2. Basque Country

    If you take a little tour along the basque coast north of Bilbao, you should stop at Matxitxako Cape, a lighthouse between Bakio and Bermeo. You must take a little road that goes to the cape from the...

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  • 3. Cultural background

    I think a good way to find out about a culture is to listen to their music whether tradtional or modern. While in Bilbao and Basque Country I discovered an artist by the name of Fermin Muguruza. His...

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  • 4. Green Parking Meters

    The city planners have done quite a good job of creating a relatively uncongested city centre and traffic signals are noticeably pedestrian-friendly. Public...

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  • 5. Getting Your Bearings In The City Centre

    For a first-time visitor to Bilbao the easiest place to start is the central Plaza Moyua. This is accessible by both Metro and the local Bilbobus and from here...

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  • 6. Something for everyone

    Bilbao offers something for everyone, art (modern, classical, and Basque), shopping (high end such as Gucci through to local markets), and a range of dining...

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  • 7. Bilbao Jocundity

    Bilbainos are a humorous bunch of people. Their easily recognisable accent and their ebullient personality have turned them into the target of thousands of...

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  • 8. Nervion river

    As the famous Basque writer Pío Baroja once said, the Nervión River is the aorta of Bilbao. Furthermore, it is the main reason for its development as a port...

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  • 9. The Cradle of the Industrial Revolution in Spain

    Bilbao was the cradle of the industrial revolution in Spain. The abundance of iron and coal in the area as well as an incipient bourgeoisie resulted in an...

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  • 10. Architecture in Bilbao

    If the Guggenheim effect cannot be denied, it would be too simplistic to believe that the renaissance of Bilbao is owed exclusively to the works of star...

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  • 11. The Botxo

    Bilbao is often referred to by locals as the Botxo, which means hole in Basque. This is due to the fact that the city is located on the bottom of a bowl shaped...

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  • 12. Finding information before you go

    Apart from this site, there is one other excellent source of information on Bilbao, and that is provided by the city itself.The city website at:...

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  • 13. Children's play area

    A new children's play area opened in July 2004 next to the Guggenheim. This play area, aimed at the active c.10 year old features many scrambling nets and...

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  • 14. Ciberlocutorio San Mames

    Very convenient internet café situated just in front of the bus station to Madrid, Barcelona, or other parts of Spain.The price for half an hour is 1 euro.They...

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  • 15. Txakoli

    Northern Spain is known for their Txakoli - a nice refreshing white wine. It's light but still has body. Not too dry and not sweet. Very easy drinking. This...

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  • 16. Pintxo tip no.1

    When in a bar, forget what your mother told you and put the dirty things (e.g. serviettes) on the floor. They will sweep it up regularly.The rule is clean...

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  • 17. Marathons Spring in Bilbao

    It so happen that during my visit was a Marathon period. Some band and live telecast, accompanied with several stalls providing local delicacies and beverages...

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  • 18. Procession of Our Lady of Bitterness

    The climax of the whole procession.It tooks about 1 and 1/2 hours. This event took place right in front of the Ercilla street where the hotel that we're...

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  • 19. A Creepy Procession?

    Some may find this picture offensive. There must be some significant and reason why the procession was done in this way. I really admired the effort done by the...

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  • 20. 5 Play areas for children

    OK, Bilbao is great for adults, but what if your kids want to run around. Here are some ideas:1) The new playground at the Guggenheim (next to Guggenheim tram...

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  • 21. 10 Ideas for things to do in Bilbao

    OK, so you are in Bilbao, now what? Here are some suggestions:1) The Guggenheim (have dinner there if (a) you can afford it and (b) you can get a reservation.2)...

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  • 22. The Deusto Bridge

    Ok, this does not fit as a tip, but if you want a symbol of the change in Bilbao, take a look at the Deusto Bridge.This opening bridge long served to give...

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  • 23. The welcoming Basque's

    Do not rush around the Basque Country, take lots of time, relax and spend time in all parts. From Bilbao take the metro to coastal towns and beaches, see how...

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  • 24. Deusto University

    My friend, Idoia, attended school here. The University sits up on a hill on the other side of the Nervion river, across from the Guggenheim. If you look...

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  • 25. A breathtaking landscape...

    The landscape is awesome. What I saw through the bus window was something I'd never seen before: emerald green valleys, waving farmers, snow-covered summits,...

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