Tourist Information


Bilbao, by Fernando Pascullo

Bilbao, capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country is the tenth largest city in Spain and is situated about 15 kilometres south of the Bay of Biscay. The city was founded in the early 14th century and since then serves as a commercial hub, becoming one of the most industrialized regions in Spain, joined by an extraordinary population explosion.
Today, Bilbao is undergoing a huge revitalisation process. One of the most obvious signs being the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, since its foundation in 1997 a major tourist draw.
To find out what else Bilbao has to offer, visit

Further information about Bilbao:
Arriaga Tourist Information Centre
Plaza Arriaga s/n
phone: +34 944 795 760

Further information about the region of Santimanine:
Gernika-Lumo Tourist Information Centre
Artekalea kalea nº8
48300 Gernika-Lumo
phone: + 34 946 25 58 92

Where to stay – hotels

Looking for a hotel in Bilbao? Suitable accomodation can be found here:


Food and drink

There are a lot of options for culinary delights in Bilbao (see above). For or after the visit in the Caves of Santimanine we recommend: