Description and Location in Europe
Bilbao is situated on the eastern Atlantic drainage basin of the Iberian Peninsula (latitude: 43º 15’ 42” N, longitude: 2º 55’ 43” W), 19m above sea level. It covers an area of 41.6sq km. The city is connected to the rest of Europe by a solid transport network by road, sea, and air.
Bilbao is the heart of a metropolitan area with over 1,000,000 inhabitants. Since its foundation more than 700 years ago, it has been a socio-economic hub and a driving force in the modernisation of the area of Bizkaia.
Bilbao plays a key role at the regional level in an area stretching from Bordeaux to La Coruña. No other city in the region has so many reasons to be an economic, financial, cultural, and tourism capital.
More info at: www.bilbao.net
How to Get There
These are the airlines operating at Bilbao Airport:
Air Berlin (AB)
901 320 737 / 94 453 57 90
Air Europa (UX)
902 401 501 / 944 869 795
DESTINATIONS: Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Palma, Tenerife
Air France (AF)
902 207 090 / 944 869 750
Brussels Airlines (SN)
807 220 003 / 944 869 921
902 29 99 92
Iberia (IB) (VMIB)
902 400 500
DESTINATIONS: A Coruña, Alicante, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Valencia, Vigo
902 883 882
DESTINATIONS: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Münich, Stuttgart
902 131 415
DESTINATIONS: Barcelona,Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Tenerife
TAP PORTUGAL (TP)
901 116 718 / 944 869 221
902 333 933
DESTINATIONS: Barcelona, Málaga, Seville, London
Built in the early twentieth century (1901-1902) during the expansion of Bilbao and the development of the “Ensanche,” this theatre was designed by local architect Alfredo Acebal.
Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is one of the finest examples of the avant-garde in twentieth-century architecture...
AlhóndigaBilbao houses one of the city's most representative buildings, a cultural and leisure space with a varied offering for everyone visiting it.
the Euskalduna has been awarded several international prizes, including the prestigious Apex Award for “World's Best Convention Centre”, granted in 2003 by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), with representation from over 50 countries around the world.