Bilbao truly is one of the cultural capitals of Europe, with its myriad of museums, art galleries and monuments to Basque culture littering the city. The focal point of the city is the splendid Guggenheim Museum, whose opening kick-started the cities revival in the 90's. Along with the amazing local food and drink, the city will always be associated with its proud Basque identity, culture and heritage.
Best time to visit
March-November, to avoid the coldest part of the year
How to get there
Fly to Bilbao Aiport from the rest of Spain and other major European cities. Bus, train or car from all main Spanish cities
Mild for most of the year, May-October averaging 20-26 degrees celsius and November-April averaging 13-20 degrees celsius. Frequent rain from November-March
Bilbao often serves as a gateway to the rest of the Basque region, with other popular cities such as Pamplona and San Sebastian easily within reach. The local people are fiercely proud of their Basque culture, heritage, customs and traditions, so try and learn more about it before you arrive. Bilbao receives an above-average amount of rain compared to the rest of Spain, so please pack and wear appropriate clothing to prepare for this
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