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Top 6 Attractions in Bilbao

  • Bilbao is a beautiful city to walk around especially in the old town area, Casco Viejo. This neighborhood, situated on the right bank of the river, is full of stunning Basque architecture and interesting sights. The heart of the Casco Viejo lies around the historical seven streets of Bilbao, the oldest part of the neighborhood, featuring enticing shops, cafés and an abundance of taverns to choose from for an excellent culinary experience. This is the part of town where you can spend hours just walking around, either checking out the St. James Cathedral, the atmospheric little squares, or walk up to the Plaza Nueva for tasting the best pintxos (tapas on sticks) of town ...

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  • The Ribera Market is situated in the southern corner of the Old Town, right next to the river. This marketplace, built in 1929, is a perfect place to experience the everyday life of Bilbao. The 10,000-square-meter space is characterized by its open spaces inside and over-sized stained glass windows that allow natural light to enter. Here you find high-quality Basque culinary products, fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, and other ingredients used to prepare the regional cuisine. 

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  • Bilbao sits at the bottom of a valley, surrounded by the slopes of Mount Artxandra ("Monte Archandra" in Spanish). From the summit of this mountain, you are awed by the spectacular panoramas of Bilbao's urban landscape. Here you can also find lovely areas for taking a walk and admiring the views. Mount Artxandra can be reached by a cable car that leaves from Plaza del Funicular and only takes three minutes to travel through the hillside of the Arangoiti district to the top.

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    The Guggenheim Museum exterior in Bilbao, Spain.

    Designed by architect Frank Gehry, this museum is widely recognized as one of the most famous architectural buildings in modern times. The museum displays an impressive collection of artworks from famous artists like Andy Warhol and Picasso.

    Since its opening in 1997, the museum has become one of the top attraction in Bilbao.  ...

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