Popular Accommodations in Bilbao
Highlights in Bilbao
- Ideal for culture lovers
- Excellent kitchen
- Worth a trip all year round
- Turbulent nightlife
Most popular in Bilbao
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Vacation rentals in Bilbao
The Basque metropolis of Bilbao offers a wide range of holiday accommodation in all price ranges, from cosy apartments in the narrow streets of the historic centre to quiet vacation rentals in the hills above the city. A holiday apartment in the lively centre is not only attractive because of its short distances to the sights, but also because of its proximity to the extremely hospitable locals.A vacation rental on the outskirts of town
If you like it a bit quieter, a vacation rental in the spacious hills in the south is an ideal holiday accommodation. The modernly equipped vacation rentals in Bilbao blend seamlessly into the picturesque landscape thanks to their traditional architecture and offer ample space for families and larger groups.
Holiday in Bilbao
Travelers and Activities
Culture lovers will feel at home in Bilbao, where there are numerous architectural attractions such as the Gothic church of Iglesia San Anton, the Cathedral of Santiago and the futuristic Guggenheim Museum. Football fans can also enjoy a visit to the Estadio San Mamés, home of the Athletic Club Bilbao. The programme is rounded off by a number of museums, including the Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, the Museum of Basque History (Museo Vasco) and the Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao).Nightlife in Bilbao
Bilbao is a paradise for night owls from all over the world. Typically, the night in Bilbao begins with the traditional pintxos, small dishes that are usually more elaborately prepared than traditional tapas. Strengthened you go to the bar zones in Casco Viejo, Bilbi, Santutxu, Deusto or Abando, where you can find the right bar for every musical taste. If you want to swing your dancing leg, alternatively make the Bullit Groove Club, the Conjunto Vacio or the Abadia Club unsafe before you return to your vacation rental in Bilbao.
Things to know
The mild maritime climate of the Atlantic Ocean ensures that temperatures in Bilbao are between 5 and 13 degrees even in the coldest month of January. This makes Bilbao worth a trip all year round, especially for cultural tourists. Beach vacationers book their vacation home in Bilbao however best for the months July, August and September, if more frequently the 25-Grad-Marke is cracked and the Atlantic heats up on up to 22 degrees Celsius.Special features in Bilbao
Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque Country, a region that has always been politically distinct from the rest of Spain. People in the region are very proud of the Basque culture, which is also reflected in the fact that Basque is the official language alongside Spanish. Accordingly, all street signs in Bilbao are bilingual, which initially makes orientation a little more demanding.
Since the inhabitants of Bilbao drank a lot of sparkling wine in the early 20th century, it is still often called "Bilbao Water" in Spain today.
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Built in 1997, the Guggenheim Museum is one of Bilbao's landmarks. On an exhibition area of 11,000 square metres you can admire numerous contemporary works of art from the 20th century and gain an insight into the early works of many well-known artists.High up with the funicular railway
A trip with the rack railway, which takes you on a 770 meter long route within three minutes to the local mountain of Bilbao, the Artxanda, is a must for tourists. At the top you will be rewarded by a magnificent panorama that reaches as far as the Atlantic Ocean.Basque cuisine
On the spot you should definitely plunge into the adventure of "Basque cuisine", which offers everything from fish to meat that the surroundings have to offer. Specialities include cod with chorizo pepper sauce (Bacalao a la Vizcaina), squid cooked in their own ink (Txipirones en su Tinta) and the tuna potato casserole (Marmitako).