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Bilbao, Spain

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Currency Euro (EUR)
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Bilbao is a city of a thousand forms, but by the well-defined Basque city. Of her, immediately affect the color, the vitality, the ongoing confrontation between past and future. Bilbao, in fact, has an ancient heart, made of distant perfumes and traditions, but has been able to accommodate the artistic and cultural innovations of the last century has become a reference point for young artists, writers and musicians in this city, they found fertile ground for their projects.

Bilbao is located in northern Spain, in the Basque Country, an autonomous community in the Iberian Peninsula. The city is the capital of the small province of Biscay, looking out on the gulf, right on the border between Spain and Western France.

Today Bilbao is known around the world for being home to a wonderful Guggenheim Museum, built in 1997 by the Canadian architect Frank Gehry, and soon became the symbol of this renewed town and looking to the future. They ‘a city rich in attractions and possibilities are virtually endless.

What to see & what to do

Park & Landmarks

Bridge of Vizcaya

Bilbao is one of the few cities in the world to offer you the option to switch between the riverwalk leaving you "carry" from the bridge. The Bridge of Vizcaya, Bizkaiko Zubia in the Basque language, is the first transporter bridge in the world, active since 1893 and designed by Alberto de Palacio. This amazing high bridge of 51 meters and 164 meters long, is not in the city of Bilbao but the estuary of the River Nervion: in Portugalete, a picturesque medieval town considered part of Bilbao because it is easily accessible by subway. The deck allows you to reach Las Arenas Getxo and, where some of the most beautiful beaches on the coast of Bilbao.

The Funicular of Artxanda

The city of Bilbao is called by its inhabitants Botxo (hole), and it's not hard to see why. If you look around you will easily realize that Bilbao is located in a valley completely surrounded by mountains. In order to better understand its configuration, and enjoy the unique landscape of Botxo, you have to climb high up on Mount Artxanda. The Funicular of Artxanda offers the opportunity to leave the city and to enjoy total relaxation of a stunning view of Bilbao from a mirador located on Mount Arxanda, 250 meters high. The rooftop terrace allows you to observe from the characteristic appearance of the city of Bilbao, its particular mix between the green of the surrounding mountains with skyscrapers, the pinnacles of its Gothic churches with ultramodern profiles of the Guggenheim, the Calatrava bridge and the Ponte de la Salve.

Zubi Zuri Bridge

Zubi Zuri in Basque language means "white bridge" and is the name chosen by the famous architect Santiago Calatrava for the bridge he designed for Bilbao, also became a symbol of the rebirth of Basque city. The Calatrava bridge is a pedestrian bridge structured to be suspended on the Nervion River Arch. But Zubi Zuri is not a simple bridge like everyone else. It is one of the most interesting works of architecture built by the famous Calatrava, author of, among other things, of the futuristic Bilbao airport. The Zubi Zuri Bridge resembles a stylized fan, light and dynamic, which blends perfectly with the surrounding urban landscape, in line with the image of the "new" Bilbao.

History & Culture

Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Begoña

The Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Begoña is a place of worship dedicated to Our Lady of Begoña, patron saint of Vizcaya and protector of sailors, to which the population of Bilbao has always been very religious, so consider this beautiful church as a sanctuary. The church, built in the early sixteenth century, is situated on one of the hills that surround Bilbao, on a hermitage where, according to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared to the inhabitants of the city. The Basilica of Begoña today stands the imposing and majestic on a small square, in a quiet residential area of Bilbao that can be reached along the Calzadas de Mallona, an uphill road from the characteristic Plaza Miguel de Unamuno, in Casco Viejo, and which includes 311 steps.

Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum is the unmistakable icon of the city of Bilbao. Designed dall'archistar Canadian Frank O. Gehry and opened in 1997, this colossal and spectacular museum is the main starting point of the thrust of this city towards modernity. The Guggenheim in Bilbao you can not leave us indifferent, both for its grandeur, confirmed by its surface area of 24 thousand square meters, both for its charming architecture, fascinating and multifaceted.

Santiago Cathedral

The Santiago Cathedral is the oldest building in Bilbao and is the main place of worship in the city. Located in the heart of the old town, the Casco Viejo, this splendid Gothic church, named after the patron Saint of Bilbao, also it corresponds to one of the stops of the pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago. The peculiarity of this church, which blends perfectly Gothic, neo-Gothic and Baroque, lies in its charming beauty contained in a relatively small size for a religious building of its era.

Walking

Casco Viejo

The Casco Viejo is the heart of the city of Bilbao, its ancient soul, one that dates back to the time when the city was born, around 1300, on the right bank of the Nervion River. To learn about his past and discover its history have to do is immerse yourself in its Siete Calles, the seven main roads, around which branches off a reticular network of streets, alleys and squares of various sizes. Three are the main reference points: the square of the Santiago Cathedral, Plaza Unamuno and Plaza Nueva. One of the interesting aspects of the Casco Viejo is the commercial spirit of the city of Bilbao from morning to night. Here there are over 400 shops of all kinds, including workshops and most fashionable shops, passing the bar where you can taste the gastronomic specialties, maybe sitting in one of the outside tables to watch the comings and goings of people crowding the streets of downtown.

Shopping

Casco Viejo

The Casco Viejo is the heart of the city of Bilbao, its ancient soul, one that dates back to the time when the city was born, around 1300, on the right bank of the Nervion River. To learn about his past and discover its history have to do is immerse yourself in its Siete Calles, the seven main roads, around which branches off a reticular network of streets, alleys and squares of various sizes. Three are the main reference points: the square of the Santiago Cathedral, Plaza Unamuno and Plaza Nueva. One of the interesting aspects of the Casco Viejo is the commercial spirit of the city of Bilbao from morning to night. Here there are over 400 shops of all kinds, including workshops and most fashionable shops, passing the bar where you can taste the gastronomic specialties, maybe sitting in one of the outside tables to watch the comings and goings of people crowding the streets of downtown.

Mercado de la Ribera

In the heart of Casco Viejo, you will find an incredible number of stalls in the halls of Mercado de la Ribera. The building that houses it dates back to 1930, and is one of the places not to be missed if you love good food and want to try the local one. The market is particularly lively in the morning.

Sombreros Gorostiaga

Many visitors like to return from Bilbao with one of the hats typical of the Basque region, called txapelas. The headgear family Sombreros Gorostiaga, sells unique and stylish hats since 1857. Choose the perfect hat for you from the wide choice available in the store and bring home a piece of authentic Basque crafts!

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Weather

Dry season

Dry season

From December to April, mostly sunny and fresh. The best period to sail in Caribbean. Having a flat territory and being exposed to the trade winds, Aruba is always windy and with comfortable temperatures.

87°F 70°F

Wet season

Wet season

From May to November, warmer season with more frequent rains. From July till September Hurricanes are not usually a problem for Aruba, which remain out of their track.

90°F 77°F

Good to know

 

  1. Clothing Casual summer wear can be worn during the day any time of the year; but be sure to bring a jacket or sweater for cooler evenings from December to March.
  2. Water Shoes Bring them if you go to swim or snorkel. Some of the water can be rocky after you walk from the beach.
  3. Sundries For convenience and cost concerns, bring your own everyday health and beauty products with you.
  4. Port Regulation Be aware that often in port it's forbidden to take off the ship fruits, vegetables and unsealed food items for local agricolture concern.
  5. Currency The official currency is the Mexican Peso, but the U.S. dollar is widely accepted throughout the island.
  6. Credit Card concern Pay attention using credit cards in Cozumel. Here several episodes of cloning happened. Use cash as much as possible.
  7. Time Zone EST (Eastern Standard Time) UTC/GMT -5 hours. No DST changes during the year. Make sure to keep the ship's time on your clock to come back board on time. Be aware of automatic changes of your smartphones.

Terminal

Port Bilbao is located in the Bilbao Abra Bay, along the Ria de Bilbao. The main structures of the port are located in the neighboring municipalities Santurtzi and Zierbena, located about 15 km to the west. The harbor cruise season runs from early April to early November. An external walkway was built on the quay for the embarkation / disembarkation of passengers. A tourist information desk, reception and check-in desks are located on the lower level of the cruise terminal building. Here you will also find the baggage claim area (for disembarking passengers) and the waiting room.

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Transport

Bilbao city is practical and dynamic, and has a highly organized urban transport system. City bus transportation or electric trams, there are links to anywhere in the city. If you hurry, however, try the efficient subway.

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