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The expensive city can be discovered with little money
For the beach lovers, there is also destinations found in the Northern Spain. San Sebastian is the most popular city among the summer tourists. This Basque pearl of the north coast is an amazing destination with many possibilities to do along side with the sightseeing. The water sports are blooming in the beaches of San Sebastian and the surrounding areas are perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities. San Sebastian in general is a bit more expensive then the other cities in the Northern Spain, so if you are traveling with a budget, this could be a perfect destination for a day trip from Bilbao or other nearby cities.Laura Kia Maria
Located in a remote part of the Basque Country, Bakio is easily accessible from Bilbao by bus for those without private transportation. The bus, number A3518, runs from the city center of Bilbao at Plaza de Don Federico Moyúa to Bakio every hour starting at 06:30 until 21:30 on normal days. During festivals it runs every two hours from 08:00 to 22:00. The same bus will also return you to Bilbao at the end of your adventure. The hours for the route back to Bilbao on a normal working day are 06:25 to 21:25 with a bus running every hour. On festival days, the bus runs from 09:10 to 21:10 every two hours. Always check before making last minute plans at Bakio.org to verify the most up to date hours for both directions.JMH
View from Monte Urgull, San Sebastian Exploring Bilbao The first major stop in Basque Country was Bilbao, the biggest city in Basque Country. A city known for events such as the Bilbao BBK Live festival, museums such as the Guggenheim and the Bilbao Fine Arts museum just to name a couple. The city is nestled along the estuary of Bilbao at the base of the many mountains found in this breathtaking part of the country.Nina Barlow
There are three major airports in this part of Spain:
There are three major airports in this part of Spain: Bilbao Airport: An airport 9km north of Bilbao city. San Sebastián Airport: An airport near located in the municipality of Hondarribia, near the Spanish-French border. Is approximately 30 minutes away from San Sebastián, with regular buses going into the city. Vitoria Airport: An airport near Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the center of the Basque Country. The first two airports serve the most international destinations.Camila Lama
Bilbao from industry to art
I went to Bilbao expecting nothing. I was going to visit a friend of mine that moved there with her family and did not care about the tourism I could do there. But when I got there and after some previous recommendations, I discovered one of the most beautiful and modern cities in Spain. So much different from the South. Bilbao has a very interesting and special vibe full of a Celtic influence but without losing the Spanish warm. Bilbao is located in the Basque Country in the north of Spain. A few years ago Bilbao was a highly industrialized city with a large port. However, it had to adapt to changes in its economy, focusing more on services. In this transition, great efforts were made in the urbanization, cleaning and embellishment of the city. As a result, Bilbao is called today the Best European City 2018 according to The Urbanism Awards 2018.Jen A. De Gracia
Bilbao, Spain Travel Guides
Bilbao from industry to art
Monday, December 18, 2017
I went to Bilbao expecting nothing. I was going to visit a friend of mine that moved there with her family and did not care about the tourism I could do there. But when I got there and after some previous recommendations, I discovered one of the most beautiful and…
Spain: Lost in the Northern Spain
Friday, May 6, 2016
When I say Spain, what things floats in to your mind? Let me guess, sun, sangria, señoritas and long beaches. Well, you are completely wrong! Now you are probably thinking I am a complete loonie. Everything listed above is correct when talking about the touristic, southern parts of Spain, but…
San Sebastián: An Foodie Paradise in the Basque Country
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
When you think about Spain, what are the first places that come to mind? Let me guess—I bet you thought of Madrid, Barcelona, and maybe even Valencia or Seville. Well, that’s hardly surprising. Those are indeed the largest cities in Spain, after all. Let’s move away from these major cities in…
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