San Mamés Stadium

The San Mames Satdium during a game

The San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao is one of the most iconic buildings in the city. With a maximum capacity of 53,000 spectators, it’s the 7th largest stadium in Spain and one of the top sporting venues in the whole of Europe.  Opening in 2013, its home to Athletic Bilbao and also where the Basque … Read more

The River Nervión in Bilbao

A man sitting pn a bench admiring the Vizcaya bridge in Bilbao

The River Nervión has played an instrumental role in the history of Bizkaia and the Basque Country.  Starting from the river source in Álava, the Nervión has been a driving force behind the emergence of towns and villages on its banks and surrounding areas.  At the estuary of the river, known as La Ría, the … Read more

Vizcaya Bridge in Bilbao

View of the Vizcaya Bridge in the Ria Bilbao

The Vizcaya Bridge in Bilbao, or Puente Colgante (Hanging Bridge in Spanish) as it’s popularly known, is an impressive structure well worth a visit on a trip to the city.  Standing high above the estuary of the River Nervión, the bridge is one of the Basque Country’s most renowned icons.  In this article, we’ll run … Read more

La Ribera Market Bilbao

Ribera Market in Bilbao

Bilbao and the Basque Country are both well known for delicious food.  Did you know that there are 11 Michelin Stars in Bilbao? But despite this, one of the best places to indulge in some of the city’s best food is at the La Ribera Market.  Open every day of the week (apart from Sundays) … Read more

Michelin Star Restaurants in Bilbao

Andra Mari Michelin star restaurant in Bilbao

The Basque Country is famous for its culinary excellence, and Bilbao is no different.  The city is known for its great seafood, meat, pintxos and traditional Basque dishes. But it’s also home to some of the best restaurants in the world.  There are 13 Michelin Stars in Bilbao (within 30km of the city centre). That’s … Read more

11 Best things to do in Bilbao

Shops in the Casco Viejo of Bilbao

Bilbao is a city famous for its industrial past, art, architecture, food and football.  Whether you’re the type of person who loves a museum, someone who wants to try all the local cuisine, or you simply prefer to watch the world go by, you’re sure to find something in Bilbao.  After years of regular day … Read more

Must-Visit Bilbao Museums

Museo de Bellas Artes Bilbao

Bilbao is a city with a vibrant past. As well as being one of the most populous areas in Northern Spain, the city has always had a thriving port with goods coming in and out of the Bizkaia capital.  With plenty of activity and a unique Basque culture, the city has an interesting story which … Read more

Casco Viejo (Old Quarter) Bilbao

Ribera Market in Bilbao

The Casco Viejo (Old Quarter) in Bilbao goes by many names. It’s referred to “Zazpikaleak” in Basque, or “Siete Calles” in Spanish which both translate to the “Seven Streets”. It’s also known as the Medieval Quarter or Old Town.  Whatever you want to call it, they all refer to the same nucleus of streets in … Read more


Now, if San Sebastian is one of the prettiest cities in the Basque Country, Hodarribia (Fuenterrabía in Spanish) has to be up there as one of the prettiest towns!  Set on the French-Spanish border, it’s a town with plenty of history which is evident as you walk through its charming streets.  With the River Bidasoa, … Read more