The city of Bilbao is located in the hill region of the Basque Country so make sure you consider our Bilbao car hire services when planning a trip there. Due to its position the city benefits from a much milder climate than the rest of the peninsula and is green hills offer a bit of relief from the dry plains of the south.
The city is served by the Bilbao Airport which is connected to the city via bus routes and of course taxis, but your best choice would be to make use of our Bilbao car rental services and have a car of your choice ready and waiting for you at the airport as soon as you land.
Once in the city you will find that Bilbao offers a great deal of tourist attractions and that it has quite the variety when it comes to them as well. While on your trip you can see everything from historical plazas and old buildings to massive and modern stadiums and concert halls located on its outskirts, not to mention the many museums and churches.
The Guggenheim Museum for instance, is one attraction that no culture-vulture will want to miss, just the outside of the building is mind-bending due to its spectacular twisted design. The entire building was designed with a maritime theme in mind, with its shapes reminiscent of ships and its shinning titanium surfaces resembling the scales of fish. While the permanent exhibit isn’t especially interesting the museum always hosts at least one interesting temporary exhibit.
The city has quite a few old churches that you’ll want to visit but the Cathedral of St. James is one that you may not want to miss due to its age, being built in the 14th century and then various parts being added to it as the centuries rolled on. The nearby Plaza de Santiago features a nice fountain.
One emblem of the city is the Mercado de la Ribera, this is one of the largest covered markets in Europe and it was built in 1929; this is where you can find fresh fish and meat being sold every morning except for Sundays.
These are of course only a few of the many things that you can see and do while in Bilbao so make sure to consider our Bilbao car hire services while on your trip so that you can enjoy as much of the city as possible.