Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Bilbao

In the Local's new series highlighting tourist destinations across Spain, we head to Bilbao and discover there's much more to this city than a certain Guggenheim museum.

Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Bilbao
Bilbao's medieval centre is packed with resturarants, bars and interesting shops. Photo: Enrique Dans/Flickr

Dour, gritty, grey, industrial: these are just some of the words people use to describe Bilbao.

But while this Basque city may not be as beautiful as San Sebastian, or as cool as Barcelona, it still has plenty of character.

In pictures: The top ten ways to spend a weekend in Bilbao

It's also come a long way in the last twenty years, embarking on a project of urban renewal including, of course, the building of the Guggenheim museum.

From fun funiculars to night rowing trips with plenty of stops in between, we give you the essential guide on how to spend a great weekend in Bilbao.  

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