Destination Management Bilbao

Bilbao, capital of the province of Bizkaia, is the centre of a metropolitan area of more than one million people. It is located on the banks of the Nervión river, which joins the Cantabrian sea 11 kilometres further downstream. The river has been protagonist of its industrial and economic development since the city´s foundation in 1300.

Bilbao is one of the main economic and cultural hubs in northern Spain, and has gained international recognition as an architectural point of reference. Certainly, the Guggenheim Museum has acted as its main calling card. But Bilbao has plenty of other interesting sites to offer, in and around the city.

The city of Bilbao – affectionately known as El Botxo (the hole) – has much to offer, to a great extent as a consequence of the urban renovation process being undertaken. There is a varied and lively cultural scene.

Last but not least, Bilbao is an international point of reference in terms of gastronomy. The excellent restaurants scattered all over the city transform eating into an art form.

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
“pintxos” (tapas)



Access: Bilbao, with a modern and busy international airport it is the true hub of the North of Spain. Bilbao Airport offers many frequent direct connections in regular lines with the majority of the capitals and major cities of Europe.


Culture: Bilbao, with its Guggenheim Museum is an absolute must for modern design, architecture and culture lovers. Their culture is characterized by thoroughly unique traditions and innovation. Furthermore, there are several nearby cities worth a day-visit such as San Sebastian and Santander.


Nature: Bilbao is surrounded by green natural mountains and valleys suitable for trekking, trials and sportive activities. Discover the dramatic and beautiful Cantabric Coast, one of the natural parks around the city, or cover a stage of the famous Pilgrim Way to Santiago!


Gastronomy: Northern Spain is known for its Food & Wine, with streets plenty of open local bars calling you to stop and displaying colorful “pintxos” (tapas), innovative cuisine restaurants, Michelin star restaurants, and the popular Cider house taverns. Bilbao is also attached to La Rioja wine region, where small wine-villages and hundreds of wine cellars offer you the chance of a visit and a tasting.

Hotels in Bilbao

Bilbao has a wide variety of 4 and 5 star hotels that cover all the needs of your incentive or company event. Cititravel can help you investigate which is the best hotel that suits your needs.


Hotel Carlton Bilbao

Classic, luxury & charming hotel


Gran Hotel Domine

Artistic and contemporary hotel


Hotel Barceló Nervión

In the heart of Bilbao


Hotel Meliá Bilbao

Easy access to any part of the city

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