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Surfing the Basque Country II

Surfing the Basque Country II

In the last post about surfing in the Basque Country we explored the surf around San Sebastian. In this post we are moving the action further along the coast to the surf spots around the renovated industrial city of Bilbao. more ...

Vizcaya Bridge, The World’s Oldest Transporter Bridge

Vizcaya Bridge, The World’s Oldest Transporter Bridge

The Vizcaya Bridge, popularly known as the Puente Colgante (Hanging Bridge), recently celebrated its 120th anniversary. This monumental iron structure spans the Nervión River uniting the towns of Portugalete and Getxo and is well worth visiting during your holidays in Bilbao. more ...

Butrón Castle, a romantic dream in the Basque Country

Butrón Castle, a romantic dream in the Basque Country

Butrón Castle, built on a hill and surrounded by hundred year old forests, seems to be straight out of the pages of one of those fairy tales our parents use to read to us before we went to bed. It is located in Gatika, Vizcaya, only 20 kilometers from Bilbao. If like me, you are a fan of movies featuring knights, sword fighting and castles, then a day trip to this castle is a must.more ...

Bilbao BBK Live 2013 Program

Bilbao BBK Live 2013 Program

Every year, thousands of people make the pilgrimage to Kobetamendi to pay homage to rock, alternative and electronic music at the Bilbao BBK Live. BBK Live is one of the biggest summer music festivals in Spain. Groups such as Metallica, R.E.M, Coldplay, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Prodigy, Iron Maiden and Radiohead have graced the stage in previous editions. If you think they are good, sure that this year’s line up won’t let you down. more ...

Bilbao Cafes, Sweet Temptation

Bilbao Cafes, Sweet Temptation

A white coffee or a cup of tea, cupcakes, bread and butter, scones and cream…Afternoon tea a delicious tradition which reminds us of good friends and times spent chatting over a nice cup of tea whilst enjoying a light piece of sponge cake. If you are in Bilbao and want to maintain the tradition or simply relax for a while before sightseeing in the streets of Bilbao, here are a few of our favourite Cafes in Bilbao.more ...

The classic cycle tour Bilbao-Bilbao 2013

The classic cycle tour Bilbao-Bilbao 2013

Bilbao Bilbao is not a race it is to be enjoyed. That’s the first thing you should know. This popular tour began towards the end of the 80’s with the objective of not being a real race and with no competition amongst participants. At that time this concept was strange, almost alien in fact.more ...

Guggenheim Terrace, Apartment of the Week in Bilbao

Guggenheim Terrace, Apartment of the Week in Bilbao

Years ago if you mentioned you were going to Bilbao, the normal response would be why. Why would you want to visit the dirty Industrial city of Bilbao when there are so many other beautiful places along the Basque coastline to explore, say San Sebastian for example? Well things have changed, no longer is it that Industrial city instead it is a modern, exciting city boasting world class museums and modern architecture whilst maintaining a firm grip on its roots and traditions.more ...

Where to go on a shopping trip in Bilbao

Where to go on a shopping trip in Bilbao

Spain is a big country. In fact, the way some people look at it, it’s several countries folded into one. One of the least well-explored is the Basque Country. Tucked away in the curvature of the Bay of Biscay, powerful cities such as Bilbao have more in common with their French cousins than those from the South. When it comes to style, be elegant, look sharp and make sure you’re impeccably chic at all times. Grab your smartest coat: we’re going shopping in Bilbao.more ...

Celebrate Aste Nagusia (the Big Week) of Bilbao 2012

Celebrate Aste Nagusia (the Big Week) of Bilbao 2012

Big Week in Bilbao 2012 will be from the 18th to the 26th of August, meaning that you can start to get ready for a good dose of partying, concerts and fireworks. If you still haven’t managed to get away this summer, we recommend booking an apartment in Bilbao and discovering for yourself how local people celebrate the most important event of their city.more ...

Going out in Bilbao

Going out in Bilbao

We’ve visited the most important touristy things in Bilbao, we’ve been shopping, we’ve had some “pintxos”… and now what? Go out, or go to our apartment to sleep?The night is young, and despite the lethargy and fatigue that can build up during a day of tourism, we recommend heading out to investigate the nightlife of Bilbao. Here’s some suggestions so you know where to go out in Bilbao.more ...

Tourist attractions for dummies in Bilbao

Tourist attractions for dummies in Bilbao

Bilbao is a very active and vital city, economic heart of the region and driving force of the moderness in the Basque country. Situated on the curve of the NervionRiver, Bilbao is surrounded by lush and green landscape, with exuberant beaches and mountains.more ...

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