Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Bilbao is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Bilbao a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Bilbao.
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Modern art isn’t easily understood by everyone. It’s all about experimenting with the abstract and philosophies of the post-modern world. If you’re up for a colorful visual spectacle, then the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao is a place that should be on top of your checklist.
Giving you a heavy dose of post-modernism with a building t...
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Museo Plaza, 2, 48009 Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Inaugurated back in 1914, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is the second most visited museum in the city after the Guggenheim museum. The neo-classical style building is home to an array of artwork from the Middle Ages to the present day, boasting of artists like Goya, Gauguin, Peter Blake, Francis Bacon and Van Dyck.
On visiting, you will be audience t...
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Plaza Arriquibar, 4, 48008 Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain
07:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Alhondiga Bilbao is a multipurpose entertainment and lifestyle venue. Originally inaugurated in 1909 as a wine warehouse, it was renovated in 1994 as a ‘Culture and Leisure Centre’. Today, it consists of a cinema multiplex, a fitness centre, a library, showrooms, an auditorium, shops, and a rooftop restaurant, and is one of the hubs...
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Plaza Nueva, 9 Bilbao, 48005, Spain
Built in 1821, the Plaza Nueva is a monumental square, an architectural feature which is a part of many Spanish towns. It’s design is neoclassical and it used to be an official building of the Biscay government but now is home to the Basque language Royal Academy.
The square has a number of bars and bistros where any visitor can enjoy a pleas...
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Plaza de Santiago, 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
10:00 am - 07:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. James, also known as the Santiago Cathedral, is an old and charming cathedral in the city of Bilbao. It is one of the oldest cathedrals in Spain, with its origins probably dating back before 1300, which makes it older than Bilbao itself. The Cathedral of St. James is well known for its status as a historical beauty, with an exc...
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Plaza Arriaga, 1, 48005 Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain
11:00 am - 08:00 pm
If you want a sinful taste of some classical music and theatre, Teatro Arriaga Antzokia in Bilbao is where you should head. The neo-baroque opera house was built more than a century ago and a fire in 1914 almost burnt it to the ground. However, it was reconstructed and it heralded a new beginning for theatre in Bilbao.
The who’s who of Spanis...
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C \ Virgin of Begona, 38, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
The Basilica of Begona is a famous basilica in the Spanish city of Bilbao. Dedicated to the patron saint of Biscay, the Basilica of Begona is a magnificent remnant of 16th century Gothic styled architecture in Spain. What is remarkable about the Basilica is that it took about a hundred years to build. That resulted in the union of different styles ...
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Plazeula De San Nicolas 1 48005 Bilbao, Vizcaya- Bizkaia (Basque Country)
It is dark but inviting. As you focus you realise the dramatic use of light piercing through several windows in the church. You are surrounded by paintings and sculptures of the baroque artistic style. This style used exaggerated motion and clear details to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in architecture, literature, dance and musi...
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Ribera, 24 48005 Bilbao, Vizcaya - Bizkaia (Basque Country)
06:30 am - 08:30 pm
Like a stone structure out of a gothic dream, the Church of San Anton evokes a feel of dark austerity accompanied by serene beauty. Dedicated to Anthony the Great, this beautiful church is an important landmark in the city and appears on Bilbao’s coat of arms alongside the San Anton Bridge. It is a place of worship as well as a place of...
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48015 Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Overview of Fingerprint Sculpture
Located in Artxanda, the Fingerprint Sculpture is an interesting piece of art. With Bilbao under your feet, you will hardly be able to look away from the stunning view of the entire city. The park is a perfect escape from the hustle of the city, but the Fingerprint Sculpture called the “Huella Dactilar”...