Bilbao located at the north-central part of Spain, is about 14 kilometres south of the Bay of Biscay, where the estuary of Bilbao is formed. Its main urban core is there surrounded by two small mountain ranges that has an average elevation of about 400 meters. It is a major center of tourist attraction and has following spots as popular center of tourist attractions.
• Guggenheim Museum: It is Frank Gehry’s wondering twisting titanium clad modern art museum and is the most celebrated building from about 1990s. The graceful, sensuous curves, evocative of the ships are used to be ubiquitous along the docks of Bilbao, and are covered in titanium squares, that caters to the scales of a fish and glisten in the sunlight.
• Museo de Bellas Artes: It is a Museum of fine art known for its remarkable collection and it is known for about six thousand thousands years as dating from the 12th century to the present age. And even includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings and other decorative objects and arts.
• Birthplace of Miguel Unamuno: Next to the Plaza Unamuno, there Spanish author was born on the 29th of September 1864. His works include the novels Niebla and San Manuel Bueno, Martir, which are both read in AP Spanish Literature classes in the United States. He died on the 31st of December 1936 in Salamanca.
• Teatro Arriaga: Its first structure was inaugurated at on the 31st of May 1890, at the location of several earlier theaters. The second Teatro Arriaga was opened on the 5th of June 1919. It was made as an imitation to the Opera House in Paris; the theater has an ornate façade and beautiful interior. The theater and the square at its front were thus named as the Juan Crosótomo de Arriaga, who was a composer from Bilbao. There is a tourist information office in the theater building where there is an entrance on the left side while facing the theater.
• Estación de Santander: Also famous as La Concordia, this was constructed about in 1898-1902 on the banks of the Nervión. It was designed by the engineer Valentín Gorbeña, with the art nouveau main façade added later with a design by the architect Severino Achúcarro. At the station even you are not taking a train even should visit the platform you will get an impressive stained glass atrium there.
• Mercado de la Ribera: It is another important center the Mercado de la Rivera and is one of the largest covered markets in Europe. It was constructed in 1929 at the site of the original Rivera Street market. It produces fish and meat and is sold in the market at every morning, except Sundays.
• Plaza Nueva Bilbao’s: Its original name is Plaza de Fernando VII. Its construction started on December 31, 1829 and the work finished about 20 years later on December 31, 1849. It was the seat of the Diputación de Vizcaya until July 1900 when the Diputación moved to its new home on the Gran Vía.