Bilbao, located in Northern Spain, was once the least likely tourism city. However, over the years Bilbao has grown into one of Northern Spain's most popular gems.
Bilbao was once known as a grimy industrial city with chimney stacks and shipyards lining its coast. Modern architecture has turned it into a tourism attraction for those seeking a high-end, metropolitan area.
Bilbao is located on the coast of Northern Spain so the climate is wet. Most days it rains, but it is most rainy during winter months.
The Guggenheim is Bilbao's landmark. This museum was built by Canadian architect Frank Gehry and started Bilbao's revitalization in 1997.
The public transportation in Bilbao is new and advanced, but walking around the city is the best option. By taking hikes in the different neighborhoods and parks you get the best views of the city.
Casco Viejo is the old town of Bilbao. This is one of the biggest tourist attractions, because it is a group of winding, pedestrian streets full of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Article Written By Melissa Warner
Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.