Bilbao

Dotted with skyscrapers in is down town area, surrounded by green mountains and kissed with a charm like no other place is. Being the vigorous service city it is, Bilbao is currently experiencing a huge economic, social and aesthetic revitalisation process which kick started thanks to Frank Gehry – designed Guggenheim Museum. The process continued pouring investments into infrastructure such as the beautiful airport terminal, the rapid transit system, the tram line, and many more. While the Guggenheim museum houses modern and contemporary works from prominent artists, it’s the curvy, titanium-clad building that receives the most attention.

Of course the city is not short of amazing things to see and do. The Guggenheim Museum is just one of the city’s many pieces of modern architecture, which also include the striking Palacio de la Música y Congresos Euskalduna. It is also widely famous for its pintxos and cuisine. Just head over to the city’s medieval quarter – the Casco Viejo – to take in the beautiful winding alleys and find some of the best pintxo bars in town. Bilbao also happens to be home to one of the best and most successful football clubs in the country, Athletic Club de Bilbao. This team has long served as a significant symbol for Basque nationalism due to its promotion of Basque players.

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