Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque Country of Spain, combines the appeal of a cosmopolitan urban hub with the natural beauty of the forested mountain ranges that surround it, as well as the Bay of Biscay just miles away. A flight to Bilbao will land you approximately six miles away, and as you approach the center of the city you'll soon see its most famous landmark - the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Add this top cultural institution to your itinerary, along with a walk along the cobbled streets and narrow alleyways of Old Town. See the sights, then rent a car in Bilbao to explore those of the surrounding region.
Getxo, a city next door to Bilbao, entices visitors with its beaches, yacht harbor, and golf courses. Walk around the old harbor district and enjoy views of the Bay of Biscay. An interesting landmark in Getxo is the UNESCO-listed Bizkaia Bridge, a circa-1893 mechanical bridge made of iron, and the first of its kind in the world. Bilbao rental cars make it easy to reach the numerous medieval towns in the vicinity of Bilbao. Among them is Balmaseda with its old bridge and churches, as well as its local specialty of beans cooked over coals. The basilica in Durango, at the foot of Anboto Mountain, is a national monument with the largest church porch in the Basque Country. Balmaseda also features a fine art museum. The town of Otxandio was founded in the 13th century and has many interesting historic buildings radiating from the traditional plaza in its old quarter. Alternatively, get away from urban life with a trip to the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, an estuary on the Bay of Biscay. See the scenic streams, marshes, sheer cliffs, and beaches, and hike through its meadows and oak and conifer woodlands.
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