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Bilbao Vacations

Bilbao was not always a hub of art and culinary exploration, but it's become a Spanish cultural hot spot. With extraordinary museums, fine restaurants, and a gritty urban vibe, Bilbao vacation packages are sure to delight even the most jaded traveler. Don't stop with Bilbao—consider it a gateway to the Basque region and take a road trip through Northern Spain. You can rent a car in Bilbao to get you there.

Major Attractions

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a feat of architecture and a must-see agenda item for Bilbao vacations. The Frank Gehry-designed structure is almost more famous than the art inside, but regardless of your motivation, the spectacle is worth the trip. While you're in the museum-going mood, check out the Museo de Bellas Artes, displaying classical and modern art.

Bilbao packages should come with a side order of Basque cuisine; visit the new modern restaurants showing off the best of what Northern Spain's chefs have to offer. To get a taste of an authentic Bilbao neighborhood, visit the Casco Viejo, the city's old section. Here you'll find the city's first streets that date back 600 years. It's also a great spot to grab a drink or do some boutique shopping. For a busy, atmospheric city square, spend some time in the cafes of Plaza Nueva.

Recurring Festivals and Events

For nine days starting every August 15, Bilbao celebrates the Aste Nagusia, or Great Week. The festivities include performances by comparsas—musicians and dancers—with a heavy dose of street theater. The week also features performances by international artists and musicians, and fireworks displays occur every night.

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Accommodation in Bilbao

Bilbao is a much-loved destination, and finding accommodation here will be a breeze. Travelocity's Bilbao lodging guide features as many as 60 options for you to browse.

You might start your search by investigating the tasteful charm of the Hotel Embarcadero and the Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao. If those aren't right for your taste and budget, think about the Apartamentos Turisticos Atxuri, at Av de Miraflores 17, or the Basque Boutique, at Calle De La Torre, 2 1.

Countless smart visitors stay at the Hotel Miro, because it is 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) away from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Also, the Hotel Carlton is just 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) away.

Tours and Activities in Bilbao

Whether you want your next travel experience to be action-packed and exhilarating or chilled out and relaxing, there's one thing for sure — you'll have lots of stories to tell when you return home!

Start your Bilbao journey on a high note with some fun experiences. How about trying a Half-Day Tour of Elorrio, Oñati & the Sanctuary of Arantzazu?

Essential Travel Information for Bilbao

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Hotel Carlton

Hotel Carlton

5.0 out of 5.0 Plaza Federico Moyua 2, Bilbao, Vizcaya
5/5
(3 Reviews)
This hotel features a restaurant, a health club, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 12 conference rooms, as well as the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a computer station, and dry cleaning are also offered.
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Hotel Melia Bilbao

Hotel Melia Bilbao

5.0 out of 5.0 Lehendakari Leizaola, 29, Bilbao, Vizcaya
4.3/5
(3 Reviews)
This luxury hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and an outdoor pool. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the sauna and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.
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Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

5.0 out of 5.0 Alameda de Mazarredo, 61, Bilbao, Vizcaya
4/5
(2 Reviews)
This hotel features a restaurant, a health club, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. There's a rooftop terrace on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a coffee shop are also provided.

Where to stay in Bilbao

Bilbao City Centre: Photography enthusiasts, listen up! This neighborhood is known for its interesting attractions, like Zubizuri Bridge. When you've had enough sightseeing, take a load off at the Hotel Carlton, the Hotel Sercotel Coliseo or the Sercotel Ayala Bilbao.

Abando: If Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is on your itinerary, Abando is a perfect choice. You'll be able to easily access this leading attraction from a number of hotels, including the Hotel Carlton, the Hotel Ercilla and the Cosmov Bilbao Hotel**.

Ibaiondo: There are stacks of reasons to base yourself here, but the most compelling has to be Santiago Cathedral. Set up digs at the Hotel Bilbi, the Hotel Sirimiri or the Egun On Bilbao and you can head to this tourist hot spot at your convenience.

Casco Viejo: Fantastic attractions, a great atmosphere, ample hotels — this place will make you want to hit that book button fast. Find a room at top-rated options like the Sercotel Arenal Bilbao, the NYX Hotel Bilbao by Leonardo Hotels or the Petit Palace Arana. Then, head out and tick Etxebarria Park off your to-do list.

Bilbao Old Town: If you only have time to check out one attraction in this place, make sure it's Santiago Cathedral. Wander around this well-known sight at your own pace and then settle in to your cozy room nearby at the Hotel Bilbao Jardines. The Petit Palace Arana and the NYX Hotel Bilbao by Leonardo Hotels also have everything you could want for a pleasant stay.

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