See photos of the major points of interest in Bilbao on our photo blog.  For more Spanish practice and information about Bilbao see our PODCAST or videocasts from the Guggenheim Museum and Artxanda.

 

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Bilbao Map
Bilbao Map

 

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Bilbao

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Bilbao es una ciudad situada  en el norte de España, en la comunidad autónoma del País Vasco.

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Bilbao is a city located in the north of Spain, in the autonomous community of the Basque country.

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Museo Guggenheim

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Su estructura principal está recubierta en el exterior  por placas de titanio  y sin duda es una de las imágenes con las que se identifica actualmente la ciudad y punto de atracción de infinidad de turistas cada año.

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Its principal structure is coated on the exterior by titanium plates and without doubt is one of the images which currently identifies the city and point of attraction (magnet) for infinite number of tourists each year.

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Bilbao puppy at Guggenheim

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“Puppy”

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Frente a su puerta de entrada principal, está el llamado “Puppy”, esta enorme escultura de un cachorro esculpida a base de flores y mascota del museo.

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In front of its door of the principal entrance, is the so-called “Puppy”, this huge sculpture of a puppy sculpted from a base of flowers and pet of the museum.

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Bilbao Calatrava Bridge

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“Zubi Zuri”

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Cerca del Museo, no puede faltar una parada en el  Zubi Zuri o Puente Blanco, conocido también como Puente Calatrava, ya que fue diseñado por el arquitecto Santiago Calatrava e inaugurado en 1997.

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Near the museum, you cannot miss a stop at the “Zubi Zuri” or White Bridge, also known as the Calatrava Bridge, since it was designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava and opened in 1997.

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Bilbao Casco viejo view

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Casco Viejo

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Con un agradable paseo a pie, llegaréis comodamente al Casco Viejo de Bilbao. Es el centro histórico de la ciudad,  conocido también  comunmente como “las siete calles”.

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With a pleasant walk by foot, you will arrive comfortably at the “Old Town” of Bilbao. It is the historic center of the city, also known commonly as the “Seven Streets”.

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Bilbao Gran Via

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Gran Vía

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Dad también una vuelta por la Gran Vía. Una gran avenida, centro comercial y financiero de la ciudad y  sede de numerosas instituciones públicas y entidades bancarias.

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Also give a turn (go around) the “Gran Via”, a big avenue, commercial and financial center of the city and headquarters to numerous public institutions and bank entities.

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Artxanda

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Para contemplar un vista panorámica inigualable deberéis subir a Artxanda, una de las montañas que delimita la ciudad.

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To contemplate (see) an unmatched panoramic view you must go up “Artxanda”, one of the mountains that marks the city.

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Bilbao the coast

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Alrededores

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Si aún tenéis tiempo para explorar los alrededores de Bilbao, os aconsejamos visitar la costa.

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If you still have time to explore the surroundings of Bilbao, we suggest you visit the coast.

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  • It is one thing to read about a nice place in Spain to visit, and another to actually SEE a nice place to visit. Pictures do indeed speak a thousand words. After seeing a postcard perfect picture of Casco Viejo, one would immediately want to take a walk around the town and soak in all the sights and sounds of the city.