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Bilbao, a city in the Spanish Basque Country that lies between land and sea, bears its nickname, El Botxo, meaning "The Hollow". A dynamic and lively city, its rehabilitations have now earned it an avant-garde architecture. Among the superb buildings, you will inevitably have the opportunity to discover the famous Guggenheim Museum, offering exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The largest municipality in the Spanish Basque Country, Bilbao has a historic town centre, the casco viejo, with an unequivocal charm, with the famous district of Las Siete Calles. Cross many bridges, enter beautiful churches but also into the huge Gothic cathedral. In the alleys, you will inevitably come across a bar serving delicious pintxos.

FAQs for Bilbao

  • What languages are spoken in Bilbao?
    In Bilbao, there are two official languages: Spanish and Euskara. The latter is a language unique to the Basque region.

  • When was the city of Bilbao founded?
    The city of Bilbao was founded in 1300 by Diego Lope V de Haro.

Things to do and see in Bilbao

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
    A veritable setting for artistic modernity, the Guggenheim Museum will offer a complete artistic panorama of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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