Bilbao in northern Spain is the capital of the 3 provinces of Euskadi. It is a province that borders with Guipuzcoa to it's east, Cantabria to it's west and Alava to it's south. The city of Bilbao is a city that was historically known for it's richness and industry, and today has a population of approximately 400,000 inhabitants. It has enough space to hold atleast one million inhabitants.
Bilbao is a city surrounded by mountains, vegetation and industry, since it has become one of the most prosperous cities in the Basque region in Spain. The city has the Bilbao Ria also called Nervion flowing through the centre.
In the last 30 years Bilbao has undergone a tremendous transformation, from a city known for it's industry to being a city of touristic excellence. The area immediately surrounding the river has become an area of shopping centres and fantastic cultural spots such as the Guggenheim Museum, the Euskalduna Palace and the Isozaki Atea Towers.
Bilbao is a city whose historic centre is a must-see. It's Semana Grande (Grand Week) also known as Aste Nagusia holds many concerts as well as txosnas on the foot of the river. The football team Athletic de Bilbao has an almost religious following. Bilbao besides being Vizcaya with it's surfer beaches like Mundaka, that has the best waves recognized by surfers worldwide, also has many different sports and beautiful nature with it's trails and routes to take walks, trekk, horseback ride or mountain bike.
Also in Bilbao like in the rest of the province you will not have problems finding many different types of accomodations ranging from hotels to apartments, rural homes known here as Caserios and much more. They will allow you to submerge yourself in nature amongst beautiful mountains and lush green landscapes. You can stay in the surrounding areas of the Urdabai Reserve, another fantastic possibility available in the magical city of Bilbao!
Located next to the Basilica de Begoña, Holiday Inn Bilbao offers an outdoor swimming pool and stylish air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Bilbao Old Town and Etxebarria Park are a 15-minute walk away.
This hotel occupies a privileged spot next to Bilbao's old city, close to La Ribera market, the Miribilla Quarter and the Bilbao Arena Sports Centre. It has been lovingly refurbished with modern interiors...
Located in Bilbao’s main business district, this contemporary hotel and spa is a short walk from the Guggenheim Museum, Convention Centre and the old town. It also has a permanent modern art exhibition.
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