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The port city of Bilbao, situated on the northern side of Spain, close to the coastline and nearby beaches, is the largest city in the Basque Country and the capital of the province of Biscay (Basque: Bizkaia; Spanish: Vizcaya).
With more than one million inhabitants, spread along the length of the Nervión River, Bilbao is the sixth-largest city of Spain. Bilbao is divided into eight main districts, which are broadly grouped into two regions, the Old Quarter (Casco Viejo) and New Town / Central Town (Ensanche).
Bilbao is a beautiful city and one of the liveliest city of the Basque region, with its cultural treasures, attractions, gastronomic cuisine, its nightlife and its wide range of restaurants, bars and shops.
The city offers several main attractions such as the famous Guggenheim Museum or The Euskalduna Palace. The Old Town is another must see, known for its narrow alleyways, historic buildings, small boutiques, Tapas bars and street entertainment. The New Town Bilbao stands close to the central Nervión River and is home to the main train stations and shops, particularly around the Plaza Moyúa area and Gran Via.
Basque cuisine is among the best in Spain, and Bilbao boasts some of the region's leading restaurants.
Bilbao is a large city and has excellent transport links with the rest of Spain and all the major European capitals. The city is home to an international airport, a seaport, a convenient and efficient bus, train and tram network as well as a brand new metro system.
Useful Information about Bilbao and the Basque Region:
Population of Bilbao: > 353 000 inhabitants
Population of Greater Bilbao Area: > 1 million inhabitants
Area: 41,6 square kilometres
Climate: Mild. Maximum average temperature in winter: 8°©/ in summer: 28°©
Official languages: Spanish and Basque
Currency: the Euro
Local time: GMT +1
Electricity: 220 volts