From modern art to foodie excursions and a medieval quarter worth getting lost in, here’s how to get the most out of a three-day trip to Basque Country’s Bilbao.
It’s clear: If you came for one thing, it was to at least see the Guggenheim Museum. Get your visit off to a good start by spending your first day admiring Frank Gehry’s architectural marvel both inside and out. Wandering its exterior, you can ponder pieces like the giant plant-covered Flower Puppy, or the eight-legged gangly Maman spider. Inside, browse the museum’s permanent collection, as well as its many rotating exhibits.
Take advantage of your visit to the area by crossing the river to the opposite side of town. Get there via the pedestrian-only White Bridge – or Zubizuri Bridge – which will drop you off just blocks away from the Artxanda Funicular boarding station.