Are you looking to take a relaxing break in Spain but don’t fancy a beach break? If so, enjoy a trip to Bilbao, one of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations for those who wish to be amongst the beautiful greenery and rolling hills of the country. This striking destination, which sits on the banks of tidal river the Nervión, is home to several extraordinary architectural marvels and there are many cultural and gastronomic delights to experience.
Sightseeing is a highlight for many visitors to Bilbao. From the traditional sights of Bilbao’s churches, such as the Cathedral St. James and the Iglesia de San Anton, to the modern landmarks of the “Flower Puppy” (an extraordinary contemporary sculpture by Jeff Koons) – there are plenty of photo opportunities for Bilbao tourists.
No Bilbao holiday would be complete without exploration of the various museums and galleries throughout the city either. In particular the world renowned Guggenheim Museum is a must see, both inside and out. The exterior alone will amaze you with its sensuous curves and stunning titanium-clad construction. The museum hosts both a permanent display and temporary exhibitions and masterpieces from artists across the globe. The Museum of Fine Art and Museum of Sacred Art may also be of interest.
For those who enjoy a gentle stroll around their holiday destinations, Bilbao offers the wonderful Old Town streets for an afternoon of curious wander. Forking off from the Plaza Nueva the roads are pedestrianized and pass many charming places to eat and drink, popular with locals and tourists alike. Bilbao delicacies you should be sure to taste include: fried fish, seafood stews, paellas, codfish and fresh lobster. The city has both quaint tapas bistros and fine dining restaurants to choose from.
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