Bilbao - Spain
|Thursday, 22 May 2008 04:58|
Few cities in the world have undergone as radical a transformation as Bilbao has in recent years. Almost overnight, it has gone from grimy, filthy industrial hub to super chic, slick modern metropolis.
Once famous for its shipyards and chimneystacks, Bilbao is now best known as a tourist destination, offering lots of pleasant surprises to the visitor. Yes, yes there is the museum and while it is true to say that the brave decision to locate The Guggenheim here was the beginning of Bilbao’s renaissance and yes it is worth visiting Bilbao just to see this incredible building, the fact is, the city has a lot more to offer than just this amazing piece of modern architecture.
From the wonderful character of the old city (Casco Viejo) to the wide boulevards of the new part, from the historic university of Deusto to the teeming suburbs of Santxu, Bilbao is a delight of vibrant life, remarkable buildings, stunning bridges, lovely parks, quaint museums and much more. Ringed by glorious green hills, it’s in a stunning setting with the river Nervion running through it and makes an ideal location for a short break.
Art museum in Bilbao, Spain. It opened in 1997 as a cooperative venture between the Guggenheim Foundation and the Basque regional administration of northwestern Spain. The museum complex, designed by Frank Gehry, consists of interconnected buildings whose extraordinary free-form titanium-sheathed mass suggests a gigantic work of abstract sculpture. The interior space, organized around a large atrium, is mainly devoted to modern and contemporary art.
|Last Updated on Monday, 23 February 2009 19:13|
We have been getting a lot of questions and we know there are a lot of experienced backpackers here, so we would compile a list of tips for them.