Cosmopolitan, open, welcoming, vital, elegant and modern; Bilbao combines traits of a unique and characteristic cultural heritage, with a new aesthetic in which the avant -gardeand the art coexist in its streets creating a new balanced and surprising urban landscape.

Modernity and a contrast of 716 years of history are fused in this city where the best architects of the world work. The Guggenheim Museum, designed by the prestigious architect Frank Gerhy, César Pelli’s Iberdrola Tower, Philippe Starck’s Azkuna Zentroa-Alhóndiga Bilbao and the Isozaki Towers are an example of this.

Approaching the historic centre of the city, is to venture into the famous Seven Streets, which is how the old quarter of Bilbao is known. The Arriaga Theater, the Mercado de la Ribera, the Town Hall or the Palacio de la Diputación contribute to offer an elegant and modern city. A must-stop is also the Bizkaia Bridge, better known as the Hanging Bridge, which is a World Heritage Site.

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