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 Three Kings Procession through the streets of the city centre on 5th January. It starts at 6 pm and goes all around Bilbao, ending at the Town Hall where the kings appear to give the crowd a special message. Sweets, dancing, music and a spectacular light and sound display.
to the January Sales in the Old Quarters of the city. You'll find all kinds of high street shops, side-by-side with local artisan and speciality shops. Prices are slashed for most of January and February.
Escape to the beach! There are some beautiful ones a short metro ride from the city centre. At Plencia there is a quiet beach, ideal for families. Near to metro Larrabasterra there are two beaches: Barinatxe, a wild beach to the left, with a specially-designated nudist area, and to the right, Arrietara, an ideal spot for surfing.
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