Things to do in Bilbao

Going on holiday to Bilbao in Spain? Want to know what there is to see & do in Bilbao in Spain? Our guide to Bilbao gives you the information on sightseeing & activities in Bilbao you’ll want to know

Like most places in Spain, Bilbao was caught up in the civil war that devastated Spain in the 1930’s.  This museum in Bilbao is a good place to visit to gain a deeper perspective of how Spain was affected by the Civil War. There are numerous pictures and film displays explaining the history of the Civil War in Spain and how it developed. This museum in Bilbao also has an interesting exhibition on the Basque separatist movement that wants independence from Spain.

Beaches in Bilbao in Spain

The beaches in Bilbao are relatively warm and pleasant in the summer months and probably quieter than many other beaches in Spain. Bilbao is on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean where the waters are rougher and colder than beaches in Spain that look onto the Mediterranean Sea. This means Bilbao is a less popular holiday resort with tourists from Europe; however, surfing enthusiasts flock here in the thousands for some of the best surfing in Spain and Europe.

Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in Spain

The Guggenheim Museum is the highlight of any visit to Bilbao in Spain. This museum in Bilbao is one of the most famous in Spain and is famed just as much for its architecture than what is inside it. The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao was built in the late 90’s by an American architect. The incredibly unorthodox structure with its superb use of space and light make it a prime attraction in Bilbao. Admission to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao costs 10 Euros and once inside you’ll find a good collection of contemporary art from Spain and abroad.  The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao opens daily at 10am and stays open until 8pm.

Fine art museum in Bilbao in Spain

The Fine Art Museum in Bilbao is close by to the Guggenheim and well worth a visit for art lovers. Inside this museum in Bilbao you’ll find a more eclectic collection of art spanning centuries from the Gothic era in Spain to the renaissance. Admission to this museum in Bilbao costs 4.50 Euros.

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