The Mirador de Artxanda is a must-go, when you visit Bilbao, since it is located on the top of one of the mountains that border the town and gives us on one side a complete panoramic view of Bilbao, on the other hand we can see the green valleys and the sea
Once we learn how the city lays in the valley, we will drive down directly to heart of the city of Bilbao.
OLD TOWN OF BILBAO
In order to understand the fundation and history of Bilbao, we will walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town, exploring the highlights such as PLAZA NUEVA, CATEDRAL DE SANTIAGO, LA RIBERA MARKET, SAN ANTON CHURCH
We will take time to have lunch (NOT included) so we get to the second part of the day, full of energy
A wonderful walk of about 20 minutes starting in the Old Town and going through Abandoibarra, will take us directly to the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
Designed by the North American architect Frank Gehry, this unique museum on the riverside is the highlight of Bilbao since 1997. The building itself is an extraordinary combination of interconnecting shapes. Impressive limestone blocks contrast with curved architectural forms covered in titanium. Glass curtain walling provides the building with the light and transparency it needs.
An abstract ship shape, and the titanium panels resembling fish scales pay homage to the fact that the river was historically the economic hub of Bilbao