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Ranked #1 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: This small museum is now gaining international fame for its surprisingly rich collection of Spanish and Basque paintings and... more » Owner description: This small museum is now gaining international fame for its surprisingly rich collection of Spanish and Basque paintings and sculpture. « less
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Ranked #2 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural masterpiece: this fantastic chrome and metal creation... more » Owner description: American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural masterpiece: this fantastic chrome and metal creation houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art, a continuation of the Guggenheim legacy. « less
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Ranked #3 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Cultural

Casco Viejo The Casco Viejo is the Old Town and is the medieval barrio of Bilbao. The area was part of the walled part of town until the end of the 19th century. There are Seven... more »

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Ranked #4 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

Plaza Nueva      Plaza Nueva is a square located in the Casco Viejo (Old Town). The construction of this square started in 1829 and was finished in 1849. It was originally called... more »

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Ranked #5 of 49 attractions in Bilbao

Arriaga Theater The Arriaga Theater is located at Plaza Arriaga, 1. This theater was inspired by the Paris Opera House and finished in 1890, the architects being Joaquin Rucoba... more »

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Ranked #6 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Transportation; Other
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Ranked #8 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Architectural Buildings; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #9 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Parks; Outdoors

Doña Casilda Park Doña Casilda Park is located at Paseo Don Jose Anselmo Clave. This park downtown is beside the Museo de Bellas Artes and it was built in 1907. The architect was... more »

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Ranked #10 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Castles; Cultural

Palacio de la Diputacion de Bizkaia   The Palacio de la Diputacion de Bizkaia is located at Gran Vía Don Diego López de Haro, 25. The Palacio de la Diputacion de Bizkaia has and... more »

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Ranked #11 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

Plaza Moyua Plaza Moyua is located at the middle of the Gran Via. It has an oval shape and is also called La Plaza Eliptica because of its shape. It was opened in 1873 and was a... more »

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Ranked #12 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural

Basilica of Begoña The Basilica of Begoña is located at Calle Virgen de Begoña, 38. The church was constructed over a primitive hermitage starting in 1511, where legend says the... more »

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Ranked #13 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Bridges; Landmarks

Zubizuri Bridge The Zubizuri Bridge is a white bridge over the Nervion River that links the Campo Volantin right bank and the Uribitarte left bank, and it was built in 1997. The... more »

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Ranked #14 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural

Santiago Cathedral The Santiago Cathedral is located at Plaza Santiago, 1. The church is the city's oldest building and dates from 1379. Santiago (St. James) has been the patron... more »

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Ranked #15 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: History Museums; Museums

Basque Museum The Basque Museum is located at Plaza Miguel de Unamuno, 4. This museum explains the history of the Basques and their ethnography. The museum is situated in a... more »

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Ranked #17 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Architectural Buildings; Movie Theaters; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #18 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #19 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Museums
Owner description: We welcome you to the Ria de Bilbao Maritime Museum, a privileged overlook that will bring you closer to the thrilling... more » Owner description: We welcome you to the Ria de Bilbao Maritime Museum, a privileged overlook that will bring you closer to the thrilling adventure of the sea via the Bilbao Estuary and Port.This space is located on the former site of the outbuildings of the Euskalduna shipyard, on the left bank of the Bilbao Estuary. The Euskalduna de Construcción y Reparación de Buques Corporation was established in 1900 and marked the beginning of modern civilian shipbuilding in the Basque Country. After a glorious past, Euskalduna announced its closing in 1984.The Bilbao Estuary has undergone a spectacular change in recent years. It has once again become the centre of attention, this time as a space for leisure and entertainment. Aside from being an invigorating element of the city and the region, the Museum´s purpose is also to preserve and spread the history, culture and identity of the men and women that have lived on and from the Bilbao Estuary, which is closely bound to maritime tradition.Come aboard with us! « less
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Ranked #20 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Convention Centers; Other
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Ranked #22 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
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Ranked #23 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural

Deusto University Deusto University is located at Avenida de las Universidades, 24. The Jesuits founded the University in 1886. A very large building in the classical style was... more »

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Ranked #24 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks

City Hall The City Hall is located at Plaza Ernesto Erkoreka, 1. This building was finished in 1892 and is by the bank of the river. The architect was Joaquin Rucoba. The building... more »

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Ranked #25 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
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Ranked #26 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Museums

Museum of Archaeology The Bizkaia Museum of Archaeology is located at Calzadas de Mallona, 2. There is a permanent exhibit that shows material recovered from archaeological... more »

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Ranked #27 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
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Ranked #28 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 49 attractions in Bilbao
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Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural

Church of San Francisco de Asis The Church of San Francisco de Asis is located at Hurtado Ametzaga, 21. The construction of this church started in 1890 and the architect was Luis... more »

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