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Study in Bilbao

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Study in Bilbao

I hope it is okay I am posting my question in a travel forum.

I have the opportunity to study for 3-4 months in Bilbao, however I am having doubts. I was told it is almost like a fisher town (well compared to cosmopolitan cities).

I would probably just take the opportunity to travel around but my main purpose is studying there.

Do you recommend living and studying in Bilbao?

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1. Re: Study in Bilbao

Of course. Nothing to do with a "fisher" town, if I understood you correctly. It´s the economic capital of the North of Spain, cosmopolitan, full of local flavour and with top universities like Deusto. Close to the beaches and surrounded by a wonderful mountainous scenery, with hidden gems in its geography. In my opinion, a must. And don´t forget the Guggenheim museum, of course.

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2. Re: Study in Bilbao

Yeah, it certainly isn't a small fishing place! As Mike said, it's big, cosmopolitan city with great food, lots to do, metro, tram, great public transport, has a great music scene too, is close to San Sebastian, which is another beautiful city (but Bilbao a better place to study), and easy to travel to other places. Between Bilbao/Santander/Biarritz airports you've got a load of places that Ryanair and Easyjet fly to, direct trainline to Madrid (www.renfe.es), and you're on the main bus route across northern Spain to get to SW France, Santander, Oviedo etc. (www.termibus.es for the bus station)

Go, you'll love it.

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3. Re: Study in Bilbao

che p:

Bilbao is a wonderful city to stay in. You will never get bored here. I laughed when I read your post about it being a fisherman's town. Bilbao is inland. Read the top questions in this forum for what to see.

Bilbao is a very sophisticated city and where the most cultured people live in the Basque country.

Edited: 11:45 pm, November 22, 2013
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4. Re: Study in Bilbao

Information about the Port of Bilbao.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5POg8wiapA8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_Bilbao

brittany-ferries.co.uk/guides/ports/bilbao

http://www.whatsinport.com/Bilbao.htm

being around a few km away from the city centre I can fully understand the confusion.

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