Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Bilbao and the Basque Country - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Logroño 6

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Estella 4

Puente la Reina 3

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Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastián

  • Zoo/Aquarium

For a stroll through and under some 6,000 marine animals—ranging from tiger sharks to sea turtles, with one participative pool where...

Archivo Real y General de Navarra

  • Library/Archive

This Rafael Moneo–designed structure of glass and stone, ingeniously contained within a Romanesque palace, is Pamplona's architectural...

Artium

  • Museum/Gallery

Officially named the Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, this former bus station was reopened as a museum in 2002 by former king...

Ayuntamiento

  • Government Building

Pamplona's most remarkable civic building is the ornate town hall on the Plaza Consistorial, with its rich ocher facade setting off brightly...

Azkuna Zentroa

  • Arts/Performance Venue

In the early 20th century this was a municipal wine-storage facility used by Bilbao's Rioja wine barons. Now, the city-block-size, Philippe...

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Begoña

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Bilbao's most cherished religious sanctuary, dedicated to the patron saint of Vizcaya, was begun in 1519 on the site of an early hermitage...

Bibat

  • Museum/Gallery

The 1525 Palacio de Bendaña and adjoining bronze-plated building are home to one of Vitoria's main attractions, the Bibat, which combines...

Biblioteca de Bidebarrieta

  • Library/Archive

This historic library and intellectual club was originally called El Sitio (The Siege) in memory of Bilbao's successful resistance to...

Bodega El Fabulista

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

This family-run bodega is famed for its down-to-earth, approachable tours, which take place in the 16th-century cavas below Laguardia...

Bodegas

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Haro's century-old bodegas have been headquartered in the barrio de la estación (train-station district) ever since the railroad opened...

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