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Your Spain visit is unfulfilled without spending a week or two in the lavishly beautiful city of Bilbao. As the largest city in the Basque Country in northern Spain and the capital of the province of Biscay, Bilbao has a lively cultural and booming economic scene. This is the major seaport and industrial centre and also a common tourist attraction of Spain.
The perfect location of Bilbao makes a tourist paradise and a busy seaport. The beautiful city is located on the Estuary of Bilbao, with its suburbs extending to the Bay of Biscay. Divided into eight different districts, the city of Bilbao offers quality lifestyle to its citizens and quality services to its visitors.
Like many other old cities, Bilbaos historical traces lead to varied results. Some says that the city was founded as a village on 15 June 1300 by Lord of Biscay Don Diego Lopez de Haro V. However what was Bilbao then is now a fishing settlement located on the opposite river bank and known as Bilbao la Vieja or Old Bilbao.
For some a village and port called of the same name is believed to have been located near an ancient wall around 12 century while some other evidences suggest that first settlements in Bilbao came earlier near the Malmasin promontory. Even the name Bilbao is often interpretated either as Spanish for good river crossing or Basque bi albo meaning two river banks.
Now a casual Bilbao visitor does not need to be well-versed with its history as the citys visitors-friendly appeal will let you know about everything Bilbao in a day or two. The city is surrounded by fertile landscapes, with forests, mountains, beaches, and steep coasts, that make Bilbao an excellent destination for any nature lovers.
Besides this, the city boosts of ambitious architect as you can see several architectural masterpieces throughout the city. One of the most popular tourist attractions of Bilbao is Guggenheim Museum.
Designed by world-famous architect, Frank Gehry and opened in 1997, Guggenheim has been often termed as one of the most wonderful museums of our times. Moreover, it is one of the most visited museums in Spain.
Apart from this, there are many other wonderful structures in Bilbao as well. These include Euskalduna Concert Hall and Convention Centre; the underground, built by Norman Foster; the airport, built by Calatrava and the new tram and the projects by architects such as Arata Isozaki and Cesar Pelli are all examples of the overwhelming vitality that permeates Bilbao.
Besides its beautiful architect and well-planned town planning, there are several other reasons to visit Bilbao. The city offers both quantity and quality in all forms of artistic expression and it has a rich art and culture scene.
Having been a home to two of the best art galleries in Spain, six themed museums and countless contemporary art exhibitions; Bilbao loves arts as much as you.
The city offers a continuous series of shows and performances all year long such as operas, symphony orchestras, theatre, dance, cinema, pop, rock 'n roll and many other concerts. Indeed, Bilbao is quite trendy in offering great pop and rock concerts a sit homes may excellent venues for live performances.
When done with shows, leisure and cultural activities; you cam always satisfy your taste-buds here as Bilbao has numerous great restaurants and different areas offering typical appetizers.
Shopping is also quite fun in Bilbao especially when you are in Plazuela de Santiago square in the old town. Here you can shop for everything from antiques to typical ceramics and from yummy cakes and pastries to latest fashions accessories.
Bilbao offers good sports and recreation facilities for all. There are swimming pools, gyms, and golf, jogging or walking options but none matches the bicycle lanes they are growing in the city quite rapidly.
All in all, Bilbao is a city that has all the good things to offer. Visit Bilbao with your family and friends and you will love the city as much as its citizens love it.