A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Bilbao
Bilbao, situated on the estuary of the River Nervíon in northern Spain is a great example of successful city planning. From a rather gritty industrial port town 30 years ago it developed into a highly attractive tourist destination with around 345,000 inhabitants and a wonderful atmosphere.
The main draw is obviously the the fascinating Guggenheim Museum. This mighty star of modern architecture by the famous architect Frank Gehry still looks incredibly modern even if it was inaugurated back in 1997.
If you want to see great paintings (classic or modern) the Fine Arts Museum with its carefully assembled collection might be even a better choice.
The titanium covered Guggenheim Museum is for many the main reason to visit Bilbao, but once you're there this fascinating city offers various other attractions, large pedestrian zones (mainly in the lively old town), solid shopping and of course incredible tasty basque food (the pinchos!).
Furthermore the biggest city in Basque country provides great options for nearby excursions and the transport system with a stylish modern metro is excellent.
Bilbao has no noticeable weaknesses.
5/10 [0.345 mio.]
B. Best Things to Do in Bilbao (Detailed List with Photos and Information)
These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 5.80/10.