Between the rugged coastline overlooking the ocean and the green valleys of northern Spain, some 100 kilometres from the French border, thrives the dynamic Bilbao, capital of the Spanish Basque Country, and its multi-faceted region: from the beaches of Sopelana, Mundaka and Gorliz to the protected natural areas of Urdaibai, Gorbeia and Urkiola, encircling the old town, with its 16th-century buildings and avant-garde constructions. Much less touristic than many regions of Spain, the city of the Basque coast enchants by its authenticity, its small fishing ports from another era, its mountain villages, but also for the vigour with which the inhabitants perpetuate the traditions, between songs, dances and other popular games of great scale. The Bilbao tourist guide invites you to dive into this unique Spanish culture, to which the Basque temperament has given its character, by exploring its ancient but also very current heritage, such as the Guggenheim Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, designed by Frank Gehry, whose opening in 1997 generated an impressive dynamism that is still at work today. Finally, it is difficult to talk about Bilbao without dwelling on his love of good food: pintxo bars are everywhere, not to mention the bodegas where an exceptional wine macerates. The city is also home to some of the best restaurants in the country. But the real wealth of Bilbao, a cosmopolitan Spanish city, is without a doubt its friendly, pleasant and always ready to party. Have a nice trip!