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.
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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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.
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?
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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.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Travelocity.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.