Bilbao is a city located in the north of Spain, capital of the province of Vizcaya, it is known for hosting modern architecture with classic touches of any European city. In 2018 it was awarded the prize for the best European city by the international urban planning organization.
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What to see in Bilbao?
This contemporary museum is one of the main attractions of the city, it has been positioned as a reference in avant-garde architecture, both nationally and internationally. The exhibitions are seasonal variations, they have given a home to sculptures that will leave anyone breathless.
The Ribera market
Also known as the largest food market in Europe, it brings together typical dishes of Basque gastronomy, sells from fresh products to prepared dishes. It has a very dynamic and pleasant atmosphere, with jazz bands to liven up your visit while you enjoy some Gildas or pintxos with views of the estuary.
Basilica of Our Lady of Begoña
It is the sanctuary of the patron saint of Bizkaia, in this place legend has it that its inhabitants were witnesses of what they called “The appearance of the Virgin.” This temple was built with donations from the faithful, who supported the elaboration of the enclosure, they say that in total it took a century to build it. It is very visited on August 15 and October 11, which is the date where believers come to worship.
This beautiful building has inspirations from Parisian opera, it was built as a tribute to the musician Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga, who has been called “the Spanish Mozart.” It has had several restorations as a result of various accidents, for example, the floods suffered in 1983. Currently, it can be visited without a problem.