Likes & Dislikes


“Bilbao is not such a crowded tourist center, which I think is mainly because its reputation has not yet spread so widely.

If you visit Bilbao, be prepared for the fact that almost none of the locals speak English, and even if the younger generation does, they don't like to show off their knowledge and will be very grateful if you try to mumble a word or two in Spanish (or, even better, Basque).
The city is one of the cleanest places I've ever been to. They hose down the streets every night, and they are painfully attentive to the issue of garbage disposal.” (2018)




Bilbao - tram - Ata photo

Bilbao - Vizcaya Bridge (45 m high with a span of 160 m) - straddles the mouth of the Ibaizabal estuary, west of Bilbao - designed by the Basque architect Alberto de Palacio and completed in 1893 - Viktor Ohotin's photo

Public safety


Bilbao - Maman, a bronze, stainless steel, and marble sculpture which depicts an out of proportion spider - work of Louise Bourgeois - Viktor Ohotin's photo


Destination in brief

Population (in 2020): 350,000

Average net monthly salary (in 2020): 1540 Euro - (Spain average: 1320 Euro)


Guggenheim Museum

Bilbao -Guggenheim Museum - Viktor Ohotin's photo

Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum - w.n. photo

Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum with Puppy, the work of Jeff Koons (USA)- Viktor Ohotin's photo

Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum - The Matter of Time, a work of US sculptor, Richard Serra - w.n. photo

Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum - w.n. photo

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