Bilbao is Spain´s 4 largest city. It is the capital of the province of Vizcaya, has more than 400,000 inhabitants. It is on the bank of the river Nervión (‘Ibaizábal’ is Basque for ‘wider river’), is an episcopal seat and one of Spain’s biggest harbours and industrial centres. In recent years the “botxo” (the hole as locals refer to it) Bilbao has transformed itself and its industrial history is being “shadowed” by architectural inspiration, art galleries and a plethora of cultural activity.
Our team of local experts have put together a selection of best things to enjoy (hotels, flats, restaurants, attractions tours, parks, shops…) adapted to your travel style.
city was founded in 1300 by Don Diego López de Haro, Lord of Vizcaya, and by the
15C it had become a major harbour, which later to be much fought over. Local ore
made Bilbao one of the first centres of the iron industry swords from Bilbao. In 1475 Ferdinand the Catholic conferred the status of Villa Noble’ on the city. In the 15C it began commercial trading with France, England and Guinea, and later with the West Indies; it also provided part of Philip II’ Armada fleet. In the first half of the 17C the city
fought off attacks from the Dutch, English and French and between 1808-13 it was
taken by the French. During the Carlist Wars it was besieged several times.
Find our top attractions suggestions near the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
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