Bilbao is full of history, art and beauty. It’s an avant-garde city that has improved day by day to attract thousands of tourists every year. Come and discover the heart of the Basque Country next to the sea and all the attractions that this town can offer you for an unforgettable vacation.
The best option for your accommodation is to stay in the city centre in any of our hotels in Bilbao, Spain. From here, you will comfortably walk the avenues, alleys and squares that await you on your arrival. You will be surprised by all the activities that this modernist capital can offer you for a family or business trip.
The popular Guggenheim Museum was one of the main monuments that positively transformed the essence of the city. Discover up close this wonderful piece of art by Frank Gehry when booking your room at any of our hotels near the Guggenheim and enjoy both, its unique building and the amazing collection that exhibits. Another place of interest is the Museum of Fine Arts, here you can find impressive pieces of art from the XIII century until today. Also, its river and beautiful old town are the main attractions of Bilbao, rich in architecture and gastronomy.
Then, visit the old Siete Calles del Centro (seven city centre streets) surrounded by old buildings, antique mansions and emblematic areas such as Plaza Nueva and the Cathedral. Here you will find some of the best restaurants and bars where you can try delicious pintxos from Bilbao; so stop for a moment and taste some of Bilbao’s traditional cuisine.
Bilbao has a commercial and financial area where you can make all kinds of purchases and it’s very well integrated into the city centre. We recommend you to stay at the Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao, conveniently located in the well-known Atxuri neighbourhood, which is perfectly connected to both town areas.
While visiting the city you cannot miss going on a rewarding boat ride along the estuary. Start at the Pío Baroja pier and during the tour, you will have the opportunity to contemplate symbolic buildings on its shore, such as the House of the Villa of Bilbao or the City Hall. It will be a pleasure for the senses!
You will also have fun walking through the Mercado de la Ribera, an Art Deco building with endless stained glass windows and many stalls with fresh traditional food from the exquisite Basque cuisine. The Bizkaia Bridge or Hanging Bridge is almost like an attraction but with much more elaborate architecture, considered a World Heritage by the UNESCO. Definitely, a spectacular engineering work that connects through a ferry, the neighbourhoods of Las Arenas and Portugalete. Do not hesitate to go up in the panoramic elevator to the pedestrian walkway located 50 meters high, it’s spectacular.
Although the climate in the north of Spain is mild, there are plenty sunny days during the summer when you can enjoy our hotels in Bilbao. Nearby you can visit the most beautiful beaches in the Basque coast such as Gorliz, Karraspio, Arrietara, Laga and Laida.
You should know that in this city there is a bar culture called the “txikiteo”. Meaning you drink a small glass of wine or beer accompanied by a famous "Basque pintxo". The downtown area and its Seven Streets are the places to visit for a Basque culinary experience. You will find an unimaginable variety or pinxos, but you must try the cod in any of its tasty versions accompanied by a glass of txakoli wine; young, fruity and slightly sparkling.
Discover Bilbao, a city full of art and great gastronomy that perfectly mixes ancient and modern art. Book your vacations with Sercotel Hotels in any of our hotels near Bilbao airport or city centre. Get ready for fun!