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Things To Do in Bilbao, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Updated on June 29, 2013

Things To Do in Bilbao, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Bilbao, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things to do in Bilbao, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)


The city of Bilbao, Spain has an estimated population of about 354,860 residents (according to the 2010 Spain Census). This makes it the 10th most populated city in Spain. Bilbao offers a variety of attractions and activities to both tourists and locals alike. Here are the top 5 things to do in Bilbao, Spain:


1. Teatro Arriaga Antzokia
The Teatro Arriaga Antzokia is a theater which has a very unique history. The theater opened in 1890. The building then got destroyed in a fire on December 22, 1914. It was rebuilt and opened again in 1919. After getting closed due to its poor condition, the building got renovated in 1980 and reopened once again in 1986. The theater is used for a variety of performances from the fields of theater, music, ballet and more. The building is very beautiful and the acoustics are wonderful.


2. Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is dedicated to Spanish and Basque forms of art. The museum houses a number of paintings and sculptures belonging to these art forms. The lay out has been designed with great care. It offers a chance to view the works of art from different angles. You can, for instance, touch the paintings and sculptures to try to enjoy and understand them without applying the sense of vision. There are in excess of 6,000 exhibits ranging from those belonging to the 12th century to the contemporary ones.


3. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has a vast collection of modern and contemporary art works. The building was designed by American architect Frank Gehry and has enormous architectural importance. There are varieties of exhibits providing a lot of interesting information. The exhibits belonging to the years of World War II are particularly appealing. The Guggenheim museum is a definite must-see attraction when traveling to Bilbao.

Things To Do in Bilbao, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)

Things To Do in Bilbao, Spain (TOP 5 LIST)


4. Casco Vieja
Casco Vieja is a neighborhood located in the old town area. There are several churches present in the neighborhood. Correo Street is a shopping street that includes a number of nice stores. Museums like Basque Museum and Bizkaia Museum of Archaeology are also present in the vicinity. Arriaga Theater is also located nearby. The neighborhood is perfect to spend some time at because it is located in a very close proximity to many of Bilbao’s attractions. There are a number of activities you can get engaged in.


5. Dona Casilda Park
The Dona Casilda Park is a beautiful park. The greenery at the park is very appealing and there is a very nice playground for children. The park also has a small fountain with swans and ducks which is the main attraction of the Dona Casilda Park. The Guggenheim Museum and Moyua Square very close to the park as well.


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      Marie Ryan 4 years ago from Andalusia, Spain

      Bilbao is such a vibrant lively city with loads of atmoshere especially in the "Casco Viejo". The Basque people really know how to enjoy themselves.