Bilbao, city of contrasts

This article was published on 28/02/2017 at 8:00

Bilbao is a Spanish city with an important historical background. Its old town, with its Siete Calles -Seven Streets-, it is one of the most famous of the Basque Country, although in recent years the city has become more famous for its modern buildings, such as Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum or Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios’ Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall, two new constructions that have given a cosmopolitan touch to the city fusing these different styles together in a perfect way.

Bilbao, as other Basque cities, stands out for its gastronomic tradition, and, as it could not be any other way, it is the hometown of many celebrated chefs in the world. For this reason you cannot visit the Basque Country without tasting its typical dishes and, of course, the well-known pintxos, mouth-watering culinary works in miniature. In the old town, you will find more than 200 typical bars and restaurants where you will be able to enjoy the best of the Basque gastronomy, especially in the neighbourhoods Plaza Nueva, Santa Maria, Somera, Unamuno and Jardines.

Julia Travel offers tours that make possible to discover this town and see the main points of interest; for example, Bilbao and surroundings 5 Days Tour and Bilbao and surroundings 7 Days Tour. With this guided tours you will be able to enjoy the beauty of Bilbao and of the adjoining towns as Gernika, Vitoria or Biarritz.

Bilbao is also considered one of the most important cities in the Basque Coast. If you want to visit one of the most incomparable landscape areas, you can choose the tour Basque Coast: Biosphere of Urdabai, Bermeo and Gernika Half Day Tour. It ends at Bilbao city centre, so you will be able to take the most of your day and visit this district.