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Travelers generally come to Bilbao to see the Guggenheim—some for the art inside, but many for the amazing building itself. The Fine Arts Museum and the Basque Museum may not have been designed by Frank Gehry, but are worth a visit, and you can catch international opera stars at the Palacio Euskalduna.

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
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... 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
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Casco Viejo
Casco Viejo
An old, pleasant neighborhood best known for its open-air food markets, where shoppers can buy some of the freshest and best-tasting fruit and vegetables in Europe.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
This small museum is now gaining international fame for its surprisingly rich collection of Spanish and Basque paintings and sculpture.
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Funicular de Artxanda
Funicular de Artxanda
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; Railways
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Azkuna Zentroa
Azkuna Zentroa
Owner description: Azkuna Zentroa houses a cultural and leisure space within one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, offering a wide variety of events for anyone who visits. A meeting... more Owner description: Azkuna Zentroa houses a cultural and leisure space within one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, offering a wide variety of events for anyone who visits. A meeting point where you can share, learn and enjoy the different cultural, leisure and sports proposals aimed at all target publics either individually, in groups or as a family. The 43,000 square metres of Azkuna Zentroa have been erected in the old wine warehouse of the city. It is a building with a modern character where past, present and future blend together, declared "Heritage of Cultural Interest" by the Basque Government in 1999. The façades and part of the space, designed by the Bilbao architect Ricardo Bastida at the beginning of the 20th century, have been maintained and renovated. The exterior classicism contrasts with the unique, innovative and sober interior space designed by Philippe Starck, where the life and energy of Bilbao are crystallized. Exhibitions, concerts, conferences, children's workshops, physical activities of all kinds, reading area, a place to have a coffee, etc. The offer of Azkuna Zentroa is daily and highly varied thanks to its multidiscipline programme and extended opening hours. It doesn't matter whether your visit is a one-off or if you live in a nearby geographical area, you will always find an attractive proposal that suits you which you will thoroughly enjoy. less
Attraction type: Libraries; Movie Theaters; Theater & Performances; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Ad Hoc Cascanueces
Ad Hoc Cascanueces
Ranked #1 of 1,062 Restaurants in Bilbao
Price: $15 - $50
Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary, Diner
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nido Bilbao
Nido Bilbao
Ranked #2 of 1,062 Restaurants in Bilbao
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Etxanobe
Etxanobe
Ranked #3 of 1,062 Restaurants in Bilbao
Price: $81 - $97
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Arandia
Arandia
Ranked #4 of 1,062 Restaurants in Bilbao
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
La Vina del Ensanche
La Vina del Ensanche
Ranked #5 of 1,062 Restaurants in Bilbao
Cuisines: Contemporary, Spanish
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Casual Gurea
2.0 of 5
Casual Gurea
$44 - $368
Ranked #1 of 25 Bilbao B&B and Inns
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Begona
2.0 of 5
Begona
$46 - $145 (€43 - €135)
Ranked #5 of 25 Bilbao B&B and Inns
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Zubia Urban Rooms
Zubia Urban Rooms
$33 - $72
Ranked #6 of 25 Bilbao B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

NH Collection Villa de Bilbao
4.0 of 5
NH Collection Villa de Bilbao
$72 - $136 (€67 - €127)
Ranked #1 of 43 Hotels in Bilbao
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Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao
4.0 of 5
Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao
$60 - $103
Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Bilbao
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Hotel Artetxe
2.0 of 5
Hotel Artetxe
$51 - $76 (€47 - €71)
Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Bilbao
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
5.0 of 5
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
$114 - $272
Ranked #3 of 43 Hotels in Bilbao
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Melia Bilbao
5.0 of 5
Melia Bilbao
$93 - $162
Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Bilbao
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Hotel Miro
4.0 of 5
Hotel Miro
$97 - $195 (€90 - €181)
Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in Bilbao
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