a city for #ARTLOVERS

Bilbao, a city that breathes art on every corner, captivates its visitors with its rich cultural heritage, a vibrant contemporary scene, exquisite cuisine and architecture that fuses tradition and innovation.

From the iconic curves of the Guggenheim Museum, where titanium becomes architectural poetry, to the alleys of the Casco Viejo (Old Town), where history is breathed in each century stone and you can taste the authentic flavors of Basque cuisine in its traditional bars and restaurants, Bilbao stands as a sanctuary for art lovers and foodies.

In this city, art is more than an expression, it is a lifestyle that invites you to immerse yourself in beauty and inspiration in every corner, while architecture and gastronomy offer a complete experience for the senses.

#BILBAO waits for you.

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Discover Bilbao’s world-famous museums

The Guggenheim Museum is an emblem of the city and both its permanent collection and its temporary exhibitions display works by great contemporary artists. As for the Fine Arts Museum, it has works by artists such as Bacon, El Greco and Tàpies and usually organises exhibitions of great importance.
In addition, other large cultural spaces with a strong presence in the city are Azkuna Zentroa and the Sala Rekalde, both with a programme centred on contemporary art; or the Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum, which allows visitors to learn about the local shipping tradition.

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Works by Pritzker Prize-winning architects

Bilbao concentrates in a walk of about one kilometre works by four Pritzker Prize-winning architects: Frank O. Ghery (Guggenheim Museum Bilbao), Rafael Moneo (Deusto Library), Álvaro Siza (University Auditorium) and Norman Foster (metro station entrances). But you can also see buildings by other world-famous architects such as Santiago Calatrava (Zubizuri Bridge), César Pelli (Iberdrola Tower), Ricardo Legorreta (Hotel Meliá Bilbao) and Arata Isozaki (Isozaki Atea residential complex).

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A unique culinary experience

Bilbao’s gastronomy fuses Basque tradition with contemporary creativity. Undoubtedly, one of the highlights are the pintxos, small culinary masterpieces that adorn the counters of local bars. These delicious snacks are an artistic expression of Basque cuisine, with ingenious combinations of flavours and textures. From classics such as gilda, with anchovies, olives and chilli, to more innovative options incorporating fresh local ingredients, Bilbao’s pintxos are a delight to the palate.

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Full of great beauty

29 golden-sand beaches, steep cliffs and natural spots constitute the coast of Bizkaia throughout 150 kilometres. Pure images such as San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, exceptional natural spaces and shelter for migratory birds.

We will also find some of the symbols of the territory on the coast, such as the hanging bridge, which was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and Gernika, a great symbolic town due to the bombing in 1937 that was depicted in the famous painting by Picasso.