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.
See the Disney on Ice family show 'Enchanted Worlds' with all of your favourite Disney characters, on for three days at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre on 19, 20 and 21 April. Tickets cost just €20 and can be bought online. http://bilbaoexhibitioncentre.com/en/
Go to the XXVIII International Getxo Blues Festival from 14 - 16 July in nearby Algorta, which you can reach by metro. All concerts take place in the Plaza Biotz Alai and the Piper's Irish Pub. Programme details are available from any tourist office.
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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