Voyage to fine dining and art

If Bilbao wasn't always a household name, it was transformed with the opening of Frank Gehry's groundbreaking Guggenheim Museum in 1997.

Located in the heart of the Basque Country, Bilbao became an instant media darling and tourist mecca.

And that was just the beginning of an exciting phase of development in infrastructure and cultural activity, which combined with the Basque love of food, wine, and laughter, solidified the city's place in the annals of tourism.

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Mueso De Bellas Artes

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Mueso De Bellas Artes

Mueso De Bellas Artes

Considered one of the best art museums in Europe, the Museum of Fine Arts is located at Plaza del Museo, 2. The collection includes works from the Renaissance, and the Dutch, Flemish, and Italian Schools. Individual works include El Greco, Goya, Velázquez, Zurbarán, Picasso, and Gauguin.



Wine lovers will want to take the quick trip to Haro located in the center of La Rioja region. This region is often compared to Tuscany in terms of quality and quantity of its wines. Be sure to visit one of the many bodegas to sample the local wines.

Bilbao & Guggenheim

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Bilbao & Guggenheim

Bilbao & Guggenheim

Bilbao is undergoing a spectacular transformation: factories and port installations are being renovated into spectacular urban projects such as the ultra-modern Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao is the gateway to the Belle Epoque resort of San Sebastian and the beautiful region of La Rioja, famed for its quality wines.

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Bilbao (San Sebastian), Spain At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 43°15'0.89"N 2°55'36.27"W
Size: 60.89 KM2 (23.51 MI2)
Population: 186,409
Density: 3,061 Pop/KM2 (1,182 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +34

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