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Bilbao Travel Guide

Since the 1990s, Bilbao on Spain’s northern coast has undergone a transformation that has seen the city changed beyond recognition from an industrial port into one of the most important centres of art and culture in the whole of Europe and a true world city. Perhaps the biggest catalyst for this change was the construction of the billion-dollar Frank Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum – an incredible curvilinear structure that dominates the skyline of the city and is filled with artworks from one of the largest collections of masterpieces in the world. Bilbao is also well situated for many beach resorts along the Spanish coast, and the perfect place from which to begin a fly drive tour of the region.

Top Bilbao Tourist Attractions

Leave time to explore Bilbao to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Bilbao top attractions include the Guggenheim museum is great to see for yourself. The Casco Viejo market are definitely worth exploring! Bilbao’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Bilbao tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Bilbao based guides who will show you Bilbao’s less well known attractions.

Bilbao Sports Information

Bilbao’s most popular sport is Football. The best-known team is Athletic Club Bilbao at their home: San Mames. Each year, the biggest event in Bilbao’s sporting calendar is Atletic Bilbao versus Real Sociedad, which you can see at the San Mames - tickets can be hard to get, so book in advance!

Top Bilbao Tourist Attractions

Leave time to explore Bilbao to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Bilbao top attractions include the Guggenheim museum is great to see for yourself. The Casco Viejo market are definitely worth exploring! Bilbao’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Bilbao tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Bilbao based guides who will show you Bilbao’s less well known attractions.

Bilbao Weather

Discover the best time to visit Bilbao courtesy of our easy to read climate guide to Bilbao. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Bilbao over twelve months, giving a guide to the climate of Bilbao, so you can plan the best time to go!

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Bilbao Driver's Guide

All you need to drive legally in Bilbao is your standard UK driving license. For safety in Spain, check your license is valid prior to travel to Bilbao.

When you drive in Bilbao, in common with the rest of Spain, you must drive on the right.

Why not arrange car hire in Bilbao quickly and conveniently online before you go to Spain and there are a number of depots in Bilbao where you can collect your hire car.

Bilbao Airport Information

Bilbao Airport is located approximately 7 miles north from Bilbao. The international IATA code for the airport is BIO - flights take 2 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Bilbao is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Bilbao Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Bilbao.

Bilbao Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Bilbao, or just need some advice, the Bilbao British Consulate is the place to go.

British Consulate
Alameda de Urquijo 2, 8º
48008 Bilbao

Telephone: (34) 94 4157600

Bilbao Fact File

City Name: Bilbao
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Currency: Euro
Time Difference: GMT + 1
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz
Mobile Phone: GSM 900/1800

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