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  • Guggenheim Museum & Puppy
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    Colourful glazing.
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    City Hall

    by RudoElCojonudo Updated Feb 26, 2007

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    One of the most famous building of Bilbao.
    It´s located next to the river and there is a big sculpture just in front of it.

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  • El Rio

    by blint Written Apr 18, 2006

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    Although they say that the river is very polluted from industry it still makes for a pleasent enough walk.

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    Take the furnicular to Artxanda

    by timtregenza Written Aug 18, 2005

    Artxanda is a park area on the hill above Bilbao. Get the furnicular railway up (less than one Euro) for great views of the city.

    The furnicular starts in castanas (chestnuts).

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    View from the Bridge

    by AnnS Written Jul 4, 2005

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    The bridge next to the Guggenheim Museum gives a spectacular view of the surrounding area. If you are very fit, climb the steps, otherwise you can take the lift for a small fee.

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    World's Biggest Indoor Market?

    by AnnS Written Jul 4, 2005

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    Take time to visit the huge indoor market - Mercado de La Ribera. It is claimed to be the largest in the world but whether that's true or not, it is indeed impressive.

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    Deustuko Zubia Bridge of Deusto

    by RudoElCojonudo Updated Apr 18, 2005

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    One of the most famous bridges of Bilbao.
    It can be divided when a tall ship comes, but it´s not very comon. Maybe if you are lucky...

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    Procession on Good Friday

    by daryll Written Mar 22, 2005

    Very moving and fantastic feeling to witness and experience the procession.

    I think Good Friday should not be miss.

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    • Religious Travel

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    Gran Via

    by illudiumqh36 Written Feb 23, 2005

    This is the main street in the centre of Bilbao, here you can find an high concentration of the biggest shops of the city. More "european" than the old town, it's good for a shopping walk.

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    Euskalduna Palace

    by SirRichard Written Sep 14, 2004

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    This is a brand new Congress Hall built by the river bank, not far from the Guggenheim Museum. Here you can see classical concerts, pop, folk singers...
    Ask for a program at the touris info office.

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    • Music
    • Theater Travel

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    Original underground entrances

    by arlequin_g Updated Sep 4, 2004

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    While in Moyua square pay attention to the original glass entrances of the underground and also to the modern architecture around it. This is the centre of the modern Bilbao.

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    Nature

    by Muzy Written Jan 9, 2004

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    This is where I live. Wonderful place for light trekking and sightseeing.
    If you are around here in May (7, 8 or 9) we celebrate the local holiday.

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Family Travel

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    Gran Via

    by SirRichard Written Jul 14, 2003

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    This is the main street in the old Bilbao, where the most important shops are and where you will find the more beautiful and imposing buildings.

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    The Cathedral

    by egiluz Updated Apr 25, 2003

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    The Athletic of Bilbao football Club´s stadium is named "The Cathedral". In Bilbao the Athletic Club is more than a team, it is a religion.

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    Fiesta

    by timtregenza Updated Mar 19, 2003

    Bilbao fiesta takes place in mid-August, transforming the city into a 10 day party for young and old.

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    Bilbao Town hall

    by Carmela71 Updated Jan 15, 2003

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    Bilbao Town hall built according to the project
    of Joaquín Rucoba in 1892 in neo-Barroque style

    One of its many attractions is the
    Arab Lounge ('Salon Arabe').

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