The Santiago Cathedral and the Guggenheim Museum will be the highlights of your visit to Bilbao.
Bilbao is situated in the north of Spain, in the Basque region. The Guggenheim Museum is the most important tourist attraction. The museum building is an architectural masterpiece designed by the US architect Frank Gehry and built on the site of a former shipyard. This building of chrome and metal houses a fabulous collection of modern art.
The cathedral and the Basque Museum are also worth a visit. You can really enjoy the local culture in Casco Viejo, a charming old district with a lot of open-air markets. It is always fun to wander around the large number of stalls.
Bilbao is a good starting point from which to explore the Basque region. You can opt for the sea and head to San Sebastian (one of the most beautiful cities in the region), to a typical fishing village such as Hondarribia or Elantxobe, or to a popular surf destination like Zarautz or Mundaka where you won’t have to wait long to catch a good wave. Alternatively, you can head south to visit the famous Rioja wine region near Vitoria and Logroño, where you can enjoy the beautiful countryside and some great wine.