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Bilbao Things To Do- Attractions & Must See

Bilbao Things To Do

Bilbao is a city along the northern coast of Spain. Travelers can visit its world renowned museums, watch a football match at San Mames Stadium, and relax at one of its many cafes, restaurants, and bars.


Bilbao is the site of one of the most celebrated museums in Europe, the Guggenheim. The museum displays some of the finest pieces of contemporary and modern art in the world. Frank Gehry, a Canadian-American Architect, designed the building, which is an architectural masterpiece in its own right. After the Guggenheim, art and history lovers can stop by the Maritime Museum, Basque Hetnographic Museum, and several others scattered around the city.

Athletic Club Bilbao 

San Mames Stadium, or “the Cathedral of Football” to the locals, is home to Athletic Club Bilbao. This football club is the pride of the city and attracts tens of thousands of fans on gameday. If you want to catch a match, plan well ahead. Tickets sell out quickly and can be rather expensive if not purchased before you arrive.

Plazas, Squares, and City Center

While in Bilbao, visit the city’s famous plazas and squares, including Plaza Nueva, Plaza San Jose, Plaza Don Frederico Moyua, Moyua Square, and Gran Via. Home to aristocrats in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Gran Via is lined with impressive homes, banks, and government buildings. Many of the finest restaurants, bars, and shops can be found here as well, so make sure you add it to your list of places to visit while in Bilbao.

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