Plan what to see in Bilbao: Places to visit, history, gastronomy, amazing activities, cultural events, accommodations and recommendations.
El tiempo en Bilbao
Bilbao has become a reference for cultural tourism in Europe, a formerly industrial city is today a model to follow in terms of culture, tourism, quality and sustainability. When we wonder, What to see in Bilbao? the answer is simple: culture, present and future.
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Well as visit other Spanish cities is a journey into the past, visit Bilbao is a journey into the future, the future of cities designed for the enjoyment of its citizens and visitors.
Places to see in Bilbao
If there are two characteristics that define Bilbao, these would be “culture” and “quality of life”. These two features can be seen in all the places that we propose to you to see in Bilbao (click the link for more information).
Other interesting things to do while visiting Bilbao
Gastronomy in Bilbao
There are many things to see in Bilbao, but the most essential is to try its cuisine, recognized worldwide.
|Starters||A skewer (pintxos in Basque) is traditionally a small loaf of bread where is placed on a small portion of food . The skewer is a typical dish of Basque cuisine that is usually taken as an appetizer.|
|Meats||Are very varied the meat dishes, highlighting based beef. Are also recognized as prepared as dry meat like sausages of and the tripotx Viana (blood sausages with lamb of Biriatu)|
|Fish||Known dishes are the bacalao al pil pil, Biscayan cod, hake in green sauce, squid in its ink and squid|
|Desserts||The canutillos of Bilbao. They are done with a puff pastry open on both sides and filled with pastry cream and sprinkled with icing sugar. Also typical dessert is the goxua|
|Wines and Drinks||Regarding the drinks highlights the txacolí, white wine with Denomination of Origin Bizkaiako Txakolina.|
|Other Products||Basque traditional crafts.|
Recommended restaurants in Bilbao
The cuisine in Bilbao is awesome, so make no mistake, we have selected some of the most interesting in terms of quality restaurants, specialty, location or price. Everyone has something special, (click the link for more information).
Accommodation in Bilbao
We have selected for you the most interesting offers for accommodations in terms of quality, price or location, all have something special, (click the link for more information).
Some notes on the history of Bilbao
A hint of history to enjoy better all you have to see in Bilbao.
|6.000 B.C.C.||First settlements in the mountains Avril and Artxanda|
|1.300 A.C.C.||Foundation of the city. Don Diego López de Haro V establishes the city of Bilbao by filling a Town Charter or Foundational charter, dated in Valladolid on June 15, 1300|
|1483||On September 5, Queen Isabella I of Castile goes to the village for swear in person the privileges. Her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon and had sworn in Guernica in 1476|
|1602||Named capital of Biscay, title theretofore held by Bermeo|
|1808||On August 16 the French, under General Merlin, was taken Bilbao by force after heavy fighting and looted the village|
|1835||First Carlist War. The general Zumalacárregui attempts to take the town, but fails and is injured in the vicinity of Begoña, for days after dying in his native Cegama (Gipuzkoa)|
|1836||Second siege in which Baldomero Espartero defeat to the Carlist at the Battle of Lutxana|
|1874||Third Carlist War. In April Bilbao suffers a third site that was not lifted until 2 May of that year at the hands of General Concha|
|1890||Inauguration of the Arriaga Theatre. After four years of work on May 31, opens the new theater that takes its name from composer from bilbao Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga|
|1908||Inauguration of the Hospital de Basurto. Designed by city architect Enrique Epalza, was opened on 13 November|
|1936||On August 31, Franco´s aircrafts made the first foray into the capital|
|1937||On 19 June Bilbao fell to Franco’s troops|
|1948||First commercial flight takes off from the airport Sondika|
|1983||On August 26, during the celebration of Semana Grande (Aste Nagusia), the river overflows five meters due to the incessant rains|
|1997||Inauguration of the Guggenheim Museum. Opened on October 18 by King Juan Carlos I. This milestone is a before and after for Bilbao, becoming an industrial city into a city of services and cultural tourism|
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