Things to know before visiting Bilbao

View of the La Ribera Market building in Bilbao at night

If you’re thinking about visiting Bilbao, there are some things you should know about this Basque city before doing so. We’ve taken some of the most frequently asked questions and answered them all in one place so you can head to Bilbao with peace of mind. 1. Where is Bilbao? Bilbao is located in the … Read more

The 6 Best Restaurants in Hondarribia

Restaurante Jaizkibel in Hondarribia

Hondarribia has more to it than just being one of the prettiest towns in Spain. Situated on the coast of the French-Spanish border, the town has an extensive fishing history. And with that comes some quality food! Having spent a number of weekends in the Basque town, it’s fair to say we’ve tried and tested … Read more


Boats parked up at the port of Hendaye France

Hendaye is a small French coastal town on the Spanish-French border.  Despite being in another country completely (it still forms part of the French Basque Country), it’s only 30 minutes from the centre of San Sebastian.  The strategic location of the Hendaye has meant its bared witness to many things over its history, which makes … Read more

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