Bilbao is situated in the Basque country and is the capital of Biscay. We made only an overnight stop, so the visit was very summary. I show you some pictures of the older part of the city. You may recognize the Teatro Arriaga, the City Hall and the Estación de la Concordia.
From the old centre, a short walk along the Nervion River, will bring you to what has become the major interest for short time visitors, the Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry. The permanent collection concerns 20th (and 21st) century art, the most striking maybe (at least the one occupying the most of the space) the enormous steel structure, “The Matter of Time”, by Richard Serra (in the “Arcelor Gallery”, which has its name from the steel manufacturer, now ArcelorMittal). Outside the fantastic building you may find one of the famous spider, “Maman”, sculptures by Louise Bourgeois and some “Tulips” and a “Puppy” by Jeff Koons.
I wish you a nice weekend!