10 exciting Bilbao attractions

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Bilbao attractions to enjoy during your stay

You are going to spend 1 day in Bilbao during your vacation in Northern Spain and you are looking for ideas. You are in good hands!  Our team of local experts in the basque country region has hand-picked the best ideas to enjoy in the capital of Guipuzcoa: parks, museums, art-galeries, churches, plazas and more in the “Botxo” (this is the way locals from Bilbo or Bilbao refer to this fascinating city).

You can also find a map with the best attractions in Bilbao by filtering them in our Bilbao interactive map . You will be able to filter by type of attractiona and your travel style and convert this map into a comprehensive attraction guide adaptable to your search criteria. 

We also recommend you to have a look at our city of Bilbao section where you will get lots of inside information on the city of Bilbao, not only things to do, but also hotels, restaurants and many other suggestions.

Our top recommendations in Bilbao

Bridge of Vizcaya

Bridge of Vizcaya (Portugalete)

Bridge of Vizcaya The Bridge of Vizcaya also known as Portugalete Bridge is the amazing feat of engineering that spans the width of the Ibaizabal estuary, just west of Bilbao. Designed by the Basque architect Alberto de Palacio and completed in 1893, stands 45-m-high and 160m wide. It features a mix of 19th-century iron working traditions with the then-new lightweight techniques of twisted steel ropes. It was the first such bridge to carry both people

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Pathway to san juan de gaztelugatxe or dragonstone from game of thrones

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe: Dragonstone of Game of thrones

Table of Contents What is San Juan de Gaztelugatxe? San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is a tiny island off the northern coast of Spain, in the Basque Country. The island is connected to the mainland by a thin, winding, manmade pathway.   San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Hermitage The island is home to the hermitage of Gaztelugatxeko Doniene or Saint John of Gaztelugatxe. The small religious building is dedicated to John the Baptist, and has been standing in the same place since

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san mames stadium

San Mamés stadium

San Mames – Athletic Bilbao stadium   San Mamés stadium is located in Bilbao, the capital city of the Basque Country. The stadium opened its doors to the public on September 16, 2013. The stadium serves primarily as Athletic Club de Bilbao soccer team’s home pitch but is also home to the Bilbao center for sports innovation and a sports medicine center, an underground running track, and a municipal sports center. The stadium also hoasts

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Guggenheim musem

Guggenheim musem- Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao  The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao is the city’s most emblematic monument. A visit to Bilbao wouldn’t be complete without at least strolling by and admiring it from the outside. This spectacular shimmering building on the bank of the Nervión river is itself a piece of art. Designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, the museum is considered one of the premier examples of contemporary architecture, and has been hailed as a “signal moment

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Plaza de Santiago

Plaza de Santiago- Bilbao

Plaza de Santiago in Bilbao Gothic cathedral, built around 1379 and substantially restored after a fire in 1571. The church has a nave and two aisles, a projecting Renaissance door, a columned hall from the same period and a Gothic cloister with vaulting. The most impressive item in the church treasury is the custodia, a processional monstrance. Average customer review Score for Plaza de Santiago 8.8 More interesting things about Plaza de Santiago Discover the

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