Bilbao, capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country is the tenth largest city in Spain and is situated about 15 kilometres south of the Bay of Biscay. The city was founded in the early 14th century and since then serves as a commercial hub, becoming one of the most industrialized regions in Spain, joined by an extraordinary population explosion. Today, Bilbao is undergoing a huge revitalisation process. One of the most obvious signs being the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, since its foundation in 1997 a major tourist draw. To find out what else Bilbao has to offer, visit www.bilbao.net/bilbaoturismo.
Further information about Bilbao: Arriaga Tourist Information Centre Plaza Arriaga s/n phone: +34 944 795 760 firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about the region of Santimanine: Gernika-Lumo Tourist Information Centre Artekalea kalea nº8 48300 Gernika-Lumo phone: + 34 946 25 58 92
Where to stay – hotels
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