Cheap flights to Bilbao
The bustling metropolis of Bilbao is central to all that is Basque, and is a happy-go-lucky hub of history, culture, nightlife, and art and architecture, as well as being home to Spain’s best cuisine.
There’s something for everyone in Bilbao. World-class museums, art galleries and entertainment make the city a cultural hotspot that’ll lead you on fascinating journeys into history and art. While its array of top-notch Michelin-starred restaurants, authentic food and fish markets, and cute little ‘pintxos’ bars — a sort of Basque version of tapas— Bilbao will transfix your taste buds and see you travelling to the region again and again.
The Basques are famous for their food and Alacena Victor Montes (8 Plaza Nueva, tel: 944 157 067)) is a wonderful restaurant-delicatessen where you can buy all kinds of top-class local produce such as cold meats, cheeses and oils.
One of Spain's most famous flamenco dancers, Sara Baras, is on at the Arriaga Theatre in the city centre (3-7 October, teatroarriaga.com). Outstanding dancing, music and stage and costume design. You won't be disappointed.
Head to the internationally renowned Getxo Blues Festival (21-23 June), which attracts top-class musicians from around the world. Metro station Algorta. (getxo.net/es/getxo-blues/programa)