Let’s go and spend a day in Bilbao! Located in Spain, Basque country to be exact. It’s a port city on the north coast founded in the year 1300 and is the 10th biggest in Spain being a home for 342,000 people.
My flight took one hour from Palma de Mallorca and the airport which is around a 20 minute bus journey to downtown costing you 3€ a ticket.
The city is easy to navigate and is home to the Guggenheim museum, one of three in the world. I decided to sit it out as I didn’t have alot of time and photography was my main aim.
However it’s a beautiful building to take photos of and it has the famous spider statue nearby and the flower dog statue which was covered in scaffolding.
After this I went up to the top of the nearby hill via the funicular (4.30€ return) for amazing views of the city below.
Then it was time to head to my favourite part of most cities, the old town. I went inside the cathedral which cost 6€ and included an audio guide. It wasn’t the most amazing cathedral I’ve ever been in.
For lunch I made a dash for the market and tried some pintxos. These were like little tapas of different toppings on slices of bread. Costing around 2€ per one.
The average price for a glass of wine was 1.90€ which made me very happy.
After lunch I went on an hour’s boat trip. I booked via getyourguide and it cost 14€. I was blessed by 25 degrees and sun so it was a nice time.
I then left for the airport.
Bilbao is a nice city and I could easily spend a few days in the area to explore. I can see though it would definitely be weather dependent if you had a good time.
One of my faves