Bilbao is a metropolis of more than 1 million inhabitants. Since its foundation more than 700 years ago, it has been the main hub for economic-social development and the main factor for local modernisation.
It is an example of transformation, which started with the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997, and which has been studied and won various international awards.
The city is easy to access. Its excellent road network, its port, and above all its international airport, 10 km from the city centre, offer direct connections to the main cities in Spain and the rest of Europe.
It is a warm, hospitable city with a hotel tradition that goes two hundred years back, so excellence and quality are its main hallmarks.
Its diversified infrastructures include a hotel offering of more than 5,000 rooms in the metropolitan area.
Walking and cycling around the city is easy, although modern, efficient, and sustainable transport systems are also available.
The strategic location of its venues and its extensive range of services turn Bilbao into a destination that brings together excellence and professionalism, with a lifestyle and culture that captivate visitors.
Bilbao includes, among its cultural offering, two of the best museums in Spain (the Museum of Fine Arts and the Guggenheim Museum), several universities, a modern Palacio de Congresos y de la Música, and an excellent opera season.
Basque cuisine is world-renowned, the result of the quality of local produce and the tradition and avant-garde of its master chefs.
Moreover, Bilbao is surrounded by a green, lush landscape, with splendid forests and mountains, which offer many opportunities for nature lovers, and beaches of great value which can be accessed by underground.
Bilbao has hundreds of interesting aspects that turn the city into an attractive destination, for, despite its long history, Bilbao is a young city in constant progress, cosmopolitan, innovative, and open to new developments.
The prevalence of the West winds and the soothing influence of the sea result in mild temperatures, with a temperate climate throughout the year.
The Bilbao Convention Bureau offers an extensive range of services to event planners, to ensure that your meeting or event will be a success.
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