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Bilbao is a city in the north of Spain, and is the capital of the province of Biscay in Basque Country. The city was founded in the early 14th century by members of the Bizkaia and Haro families, and quickly became a commercial hub in the region. In later years, Bilbao would become a major port town, and its natural iron deposits expanded its wealth. Today, the city is a cultural and artistic center in northern Spain, with plenty of landmarks as well as the famous Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, attracting art aficionados from all over the world. Finding your ideal hotel in Bilbao can be a stressful experience, but with Venere you can feel rest assured of booking the perfect hotel for your budget and expectations with the aid of thousands of user submitted hotel reviews and hotel room photo galleries.

What's Bilbao Like?

The art and cultural center of Bilbao offers plenty for everyone, from bustling museums, to sprawling shopping streets and a thriving nightlife. One of the most visited landmarks is Casco Viejo (Old Helmet), a neighborhood by the waterfront with many quirky boutiques, open air markets, and quaint restaurants and bars. Plaza Nueva is the ideal place to enjoy an afternoon meal, as the town square has many local Pintxos (tapas) bars. The Guggenheim Museum is a popular attraction in the city, and is the heart of the artistic movement in Bilbao with its large collection of contemporary art. A visit to Dona Casilda Park and Etxebarria Park are the ideal ways to spend a sunny afternoon, and are great places to picnic.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Bilbao

Bilbao experiences warm Summers with a cool breeze coming in the from sea. The Summer months last from June to August, with average afternoon temperatures of around 25°C, although it has been known to exceed 30°C on occasion. As Bilbao is a cultural and education center, the city attracts many young students. Many of the locals speak English, however you should always aim to carry a Spanish pocket reference book for ease, or at least memorize a few key phrases. You can find the Oficina de Turismo (Tourism Office) on Abandoibarra Etorb., 2 for all the latest news regarding attractions and events. The main railway station in Bilbao is Renfe which can be found on Plaza Biribila, 2, and connects to other cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, and Salamanca. Be sure to check our Google maps applet via the Venere website for a virtual tour of the area around your hotel.