All day trip of architecture and some tapas in Bilbao
Bilbao is a city open to tourism and has been able to successfully merge traditional Basque culture with contemporary culture. Its population numbers (351,630) rocketed during the Industrialization and it prospered afterwards thanks to the production of steel, shipping, shipbuilding and banking. In the 1970’s, due to a financial crisis, a huge part of its factories were forced to close down.. During the mid-90s Bilbao began its journey of urban renewal into the future. Former industrial complexes along the Nervion River were demolished and new projects were developed to improve the infrastructure and the growth of the city. Today, it is one of Europe’s main hot spots of architecture and design. Bilbao boasts the Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry, an undergruond designed by architect Sir Norman Foster, an airport by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, cultural and leisure center Alhóndiga designed by Philippe Starck and the Isozaki Atea complex of buildings created by Japanise architect Arata Isozaki.
As part of this trip we have carefully selected the best things to see and do, walk through its streets, visit its most emblematic buildings and museums and eat pintxos in Casco Viejo.
During the walk through the historic center of Bilbao we will taste the best the city can offer, we will present one of the most typical customs of Spain and the Basque Country, the tapas. It’s unforgivable to miss out on the Pinxto experience in Bilbao. Every tapas bar in Bilbao is unique and has a different specialty, from the famous flag Gilda (anchovies, chilli and olive) to a high category Art.