Bilbao is one of the largest cities in Spain, located just a five-minute drive from the Bay of Biscay. The city lies in close proximity to two small mountain ranges which are around 400m in height. Bilbao’s oceanic climate makes the city an ideal tourist destination irrespective of the season. Once you walk around the city, you will be impressed by the mixture of architectural styles: gothic cathedrals stand next to contemporary buildings. The city is ideal for those who fancy promenades, since 18 gorgeous parks lie within the city limits.
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Bilbao’s cultural and entertainment places are definitely worth seeing. Major sights include:
- St. James' Cathedral built in the XIV century in Gothic style
- Basilica of Begoca constructed in the XVI century. Basilica has a grand clock tower with 24 bells which can ring seven melodies
- Guggenheim Bilbao, a completely modern building which houses a museum of contemporary art. The building was named ‘one of the most significant works completed since the 1980s
- Alhondiga, originally a wine warehouse further rebuilt into a leisure centre with grand number of shops and bars, cinema, library, etc
- Bilbao Fine Arts Museum famous for its collection of Spanish art
In Bilbao you have every chance to enjoy the beautiful sunlit beaches of the Cantabrian Sea, as well as diving, sightseeing and partying in the Spanish style. If you happen to be in Bilbao in late August, make sure you stay for the Semana Grande – an annual festival running since 1978. You will have a chance to see a strongman competition, dances, fireworks and other entertainment. Meanwhile, numerous theaters, cinemas, pubs and clubs are there for you in Bilbao.
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