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Bilbao’s a captivating juxtaposition of old and new. Modern buildings like the striking Guggenheim Museum jostle with the stunning Gothic architecture of Casco Viejo (the ‘Old Town’) with its narrow streets packed with tapas bars.

Explore the different quarters of the city by strolling alongside the river Nervión on its beautiful walkways and footbridges. With a strong shipbuilding past, Bilbao was once the second biggest industrial power in Spain, after Barcelona, and the city is undergoing a major regeneration process with dazzling new buildings including the Isozaki Atea skyscraper.

Bilbao makes the ideal gateway not only to the Basque country, but also to the Spanish costas as well as the holiday regions of southwest and Mediterranean France.

Bilbao Routes

Portsmouth

19-36h

March - November

Rosslare

29-30h

Twice a week

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Nearby Destinations to Bilbao

Castro Urdiales30 mins1h 502h 30
San Sebastián1h 151h 306h 30
Pamplona1h 454h10h
Zaragoza3h3h 3017h
Biarritz1h 454h 4010h
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