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Bilbao, also known as Bilbo, is a city located in Spain. Bilbao is the capital of the province of Biscay, from the Basque Country, an autonomous community of Spain. Bilbao has a population of approximately 350,000 residents and an area of 15.7 square miles. The city was founded on June 15, 1300 and the origin of its name was lost, although some sustain that it comes from "bello vado" which literally means "beautiful river crossing". In present, the city has 8 districts and 35 neighborhoods. If you plan visiting it, you can read bellow about the most important points of interest of Bilbao.
Top Attractions within Bilbao
Casco Viejo is one of the neighborhoods of Bilbao. This is actually the Old Town of the city and most of the buildings in it were constructed in the Middle Ages. Seven streets compose this old town and the area is completed by churches, theaters and museum which are filled with tourists all through the year.
Plaza Nueva is the main square of Casco Viejo and it is an attraction of Bilbao itself. Its construction stated in 1829 and it was finalized in the middle of the 19th century. The buildings forming it are impressive and one of the them is the head quarter of the Academy of the Basque Language, one of the languages spoke in the city.
Zubizuri or the White Bridge is a bridge making the connection between the Campo Volantin and Uribitarte neighborhoods of Bilbao. It was build over the Nerwion River and it was named like this because Zubizuri is actually the word for "white bridge" in Basque.
Mount Arxanda is a small mountain close to Bilbao which you should visit in order to see the most beautiful landscapes of the city. A funicular links it to the town and once you are there you can take a walk, enjoy the fresh air and see the most breathtaking views of Bilbao and of its surroundings.