Bilbao, Spain Hotels and City Guide

Bilbao Hotels and Bilbao Guide with Bilbao maps, top attractions, room reservations and hotel deals at a wide range of the best Bilbao hotels

Bilbao - Attractions

Bilbao Attractions

Bilbao has been a prominent port in Spain for many years - but of recent has gained popularity as one the country’s more interesting tourist destinations. With plenty of museums featuring fabulous collections of artwork and items of cultural and historic value, Bilbao is great for art lovers. On the other hand, travellers looking for a leisurely shopping spree or sightseeing excursions are always welcome at the Old Town - where most the city’s great monuments as well as a collection fashionable boutiques are located. The nights are just as lively as the days. Discos and pubs located in the Old Town area are great for drinks and dancing the night away.

Guggenheim Museum
Calle Abandoibarra 2, Bilbao
Tel: +34 94 4359 000

When it comes to Bilbao’s attractions, none is more prominent than the world-famous Guggenheim Museum, located at the intersection of the Puente de la Salve bridge and the Nervión River. This internationally-acclaimed Frank Gehry design features a 50-metre-high atrium - more than one and a half times the height of the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Guggenheim’s architecture is not the only reason to visit it, as the museum also features the works of many artists from the latter half of the 20th century - big names such as Picasso, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Antoni Tàpies, Ives Klein, and Willem de Koonig among them.

Museo de Bellas Artes
Plaza del Museo 2, Bilbao
Tel: +34 94 4396 060

One of Spain’s most important art museums, Museo de Bellas Artes features both medieval and modern works including masterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, Zurbarán, and El Greco. The Money Changers by the Flemish painter Quentin Massys and The Lamentation Over Christ by Anthony van Dyck are among the more prominent works by non-Spanish artists displayed at the museum. In its modern wing, the Museo de Bellas Artes houses paintings by famous 19th and 20th century artists such as Gauguin, Picasso, Léger, Sorolla, and Mary Cassatt.

Museo a Euska / Museo Vasco
Plaza Miguel de Unamuno 4, 48005 Bilbao
Tel: +34 94 4155 423

Among the city’s most interesting places to visit, the museum is devoted to Basque archaeology, ethnology and history. The museum showcases everything from ship models and shipbuilding tools to exhibits showcasing 16th century-Basque commercial life and reconstructions of rooms illustrating political and social life.

Bilbao Bullfighting Museum
Housed within the Vista Alegre Bullring
Tel: +34 94 4448 698

Opened in 1995 and housed in the Vista Alegre Bullring, the museum features historical memorabilia such as original posters advertising bullfights (some dating back to the 19th century), the costumes, capes and swords of renowned bullfighters, and stuffed heads of famous bulls.

The Old Town

The Old Town holds a prominent place in the history of Bilbao, and today is an important shopping centre where the old and new harmoniously blend into a single activity hub. It is also where most of the city’s great monuments are found - a must-see attraction when in Bilbao.

Calle Pozas and Calle Barrencalle

Alleyways located in the Old Town, Calle Pozas and Calle Barrencalle are dotted with bars and bodegas - great for experiencing Bilbao’s nightlife.

Disco Rock Star
Gran Via 89, Bilbao
Tel: +34 94 441 1060

Disco Pub Crystal
Calle Buenos Aires 5, Bilbao

Hotels in Bilbao, Spain

Barcelo Avenida

Barcelo Avenida

Avenida Zumalacarregui 40, Bilbao, Spain

The Barcelo Avenida offers an excellent location in the city of Bilbao, next to the Begonas Basilica, a few minutes from the Guggenheim Museum and only 12 minutes from the airport, so it is strategically situated close to all the major sights and attractions, as well...

Hotel Lopez de Haro

Hotel Lopez de Haro

Obispo Orueta 2 Bilbao 48009 Spain

Atmosphere abounds in the busy port and fascinating plazas of historic Bilbao, where Spanish merchants built their trade across the seas. An oasis of calm amidst all this hustle and bustle is the elegant Hotel Lopez de Haro. In the centre of Bilbao, near its main street,...

Tryp Arenal

Tryp Arenal

Los Fueros, 2 Bilbao 48005 Spain

The hotel is located in the historical city center of Bilbao, next to the Arriaga Theatre and a few steps from the Abando Railway Station. Very close to the Guggenheim Museum.

Tryp Sondika

Tryp Sondika

Carretera De La Avanzada, 2-4 Sondika (Bilbao) 48150 Spain

The recently constructed hotel is located in the Txorierri valley, close to the International Airport of Bilbao (BIO) and the Sondika Technology Park "Zamudio". 15 minutes walking distance from the town of Sondika. The famous Guggenheim Museum is closeby.

Barcelo Hotel Nervion

Barcelo Hotel Nervion

Paseo del Campo de Volantin 11, Bilbao, Spain

In city center and barely 10 minutes walk from the Guggenheim Museum, the symbol of the new Bilbao, the Barceló Hotel Nervión is in a privileged location in the city with views over the ""Ria"" (estatuary) and the Calatrava walkway. Only 5 minutes wlaking... more
NH Deusto

NH Deusto

Francisco Maci, 9, 48014 Bilbao,

DescriptionIn the NH Deusto Hotel you will find the perfect setting for business meetings, conventions, conferences or social affairs such as banquets or parties. The facilities can accommodate from 12 to 76 persons, catering to each particular event. The... more
NH Palacio de Oriol

NH Palacio de Oriol

Avda. Joaquin Murrieta, 27, 48980 Bilbao,

Description19 halls accommodating from 10 to 900 attendants make the NH Eurobuilding the primary choice of convention organizers. Named after European capitals, these spacious, light-filled and modern halls create a functional setting for any type of event.... more
NH Villa de Bilbao

NH Villa de Bilbao

Gran Va, 87, 48011 Bilbao,

DescriptionThe five meeting rooms in the NH Villa de Bilbao Hotel are fully equipped to handle all types of events. The different sized halls and flexible floor plans are adaptable to different sized meetings and events (business meetings, conventions,... more

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