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Bilbao Travel Guide
The central-northern Spanish city of Bilbao is the capital of Vizcaya and is located just 14 km south of the Bay of Biscay. Bilbao is known for the mild climate it possesses and although the frequent rain of the area is good for the landscape, beach visits for holiday-goers can be unpredictable. Vacations in Bilbao go far beyond the typical Spanish beach town holidays because Bilbao houses many museums, cathedrals, and historical sites.
Bilbao’s most notable museum is the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. This modern piece of architectural artwork by Frank Gehry is perhaps more impressive than the permanent exhibits it houses, although the constant rotation of temporary exhibits tend to be very good. The museum in operation from 10:00 to 20:00, and is open Monday through Sunday in the summers (July and August) and Tuesday through Sunday the remainder of the year. Admissions are €12.50 for adults, €7.50 for students under 26, and free for children under 12. The Mercade de la Ribera is one of the largest covered markets in all of Europe and features fish and meat sales from Monday through Saturday. Bilbao is home to the Teatro Arriaga [Tel: 94 435 5100], which dates back to the 1890’s, though it burned down in 1914 and was resurrected in 1919. The exterior of the opera house is very ornate and detailed and the interior is worth a visit, as well. Located inside the Teatro Arriaga is a tourist information office.
Bilbao Airport (BIO): [Tel: 902 404 704, Tel: (+34) 91 321 10 00] is the best choice for travellers flying into the Bilbao area because Bilbao Airport is just 9 km north of the centre of the city in the town of Loiu. This airport features flights from many carriers including Lufthansa, Easy Jet, Spanair, and other widely-known airlines. A bus ticket from Bilbao airport to the city is less than €2, while taxis run between €25 and €30. However, it is a good idea to rent a car when in Bilbao because there are wonderful sights just outside the city for tourists to visit, as well. There are four on-site car hire companies for the convenience of the traveller. Below are the links to each company’s website followed by the contact telephone number for the local office at Bilbao Airport.
Important Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Office: Tel: +34 944 795 760
Emergencies in Bilbao - for police dial 091 (national) or 092 (local)
For fire emergencies in Bilbao - dial 080 or 085 and for an ambulance dial 409 5530
Car Hire Bilbao Airport offers plenty of luxurious as well as affordable car rental services. The services of a well trained and experienced chauffeur is also provided. The cars are provided with smart and neat interiors