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Bilbao is an awesome Spanish city where you can do many great things. If you are on a business trip in Bilbao, it is still possible to do some fun things after work. The best activities that you can do include visiting the Guggenheim museum, walking through the historic center, watching a football match at Athletic Club, walking across the Zubizuri bridge, or going shopping at Gran Vía.
The Guggenheim Museum is the #1 reason why Bilbao has increased in popularity among travelers in recent years. It is a magnificent museum because of its architectural style, shapes, and colors. It is definitely something that you have to see when you are in Bilbao. Depending on your work, you can briefly visit the museum’s modern collection, as the doors close at 7:00 pm.
How to Get to Bilbao, Spain
It is easiest to visit Bilbao by plane because it has an international airport. You can also reach Bilbao by public transport.
In the center of Bilbao, you can use the bus or simply walk small distances to get around.
Where to Eat Dinner in Bilbao
Bilbao has many dining options, including a few pintxos bars, which offer finger foods in the Spanish Basque Country. Places that we recommend include:
Cafe Iruna // Nicest pintxos bar in Bilbao.
Markina Restaurant // A good restaurant where you can have pintxos or Basque dishes, an excellent dinner for a great price.
Panadería Bertiz // Great dinner option if you want to visit a bakery for a sandwich.
Sorginzulo // A meat and seafood bar, if you want to eat or drink in Bilbao’s most beautiful square Plaza Nueva.
El Globo // Pintxos bar with a great atmosphere.
Things to Do in Bilbao at Night
After visiting the Guggenheim museum you can walk to the historic center with the river at your side. During this walk, you pass the Zubizuri bridge, a great bridge from which you have a beautiful view over the river. Once you have arrived in the historic center you can enjoy a vibrant city life because all the locals enjoy their free time here. It is recommended to walk around and enjoy what you see. Places that we recommend to visit are Bilbao Cathedral and Plaza Nueva. For football fans, attending a football match at the Athletic Club is highly recommended. Another fun activity is walking along the Gran Vía where you can visit various shops. All major brands are located here, so if you’re looking for something, you’ll succeed anyway!
If you looking for a detailed Bilbao itinerary, check out this link for more information.
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