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Turismo en Bilbao

Tourism

Just half an hour from Bilbao you can enjoy the charm of the Basque Coast combined with a tour of Bilbao. Also you can live an experience in our wonderful environment of the Urdaibai estuary where you can find several activities to enjoy with. Urdaibai Reserve has a great scenic, ecological and cultural value.

 

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe deserves special mention and of course a must. Recognized as the first national wonder, it is the most visited place in Bizkaia behind the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. From the top of his hermitage you can contemplate the charm of our wonderful Basque Coast. A magical place that will make you dream.

 

Urdaibai

Declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1984, Urdaibai is a natural area, a beautiful wetland and varied whose origin is the Oka River and known as the Mundaka estuary where its mouth.

Should you require any further information on activities, please visit the website of Tourism Urdaibai or Tourism Bilbao with all information at your fingertips.

If you are planning a tour around the Basque Country, nothing better than visiting the website of Tourism Euskadi (external link) where you will find everything about main destinations, our cuisine and culture.

 

 

Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve
Bilbao Old Town

Bilbao

Bilbao, with the Guggenheim Museum as a major international symbol, is the gateway to the Basque cultural universe. A city that is worldwide example of urban transformation, keeping a culture and identity that make it unique and singular.

 

Museo Guggenheim

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a contemporary art museum designed by Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry. It is one of the museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. It is the most visited attraction of Biscay with over one million visitors annually.

 

El museo sobre la ría de noche
Humedales rodeando las instalaciones del museo

Urdaibai Bird Center

Urdaibai Bird Center is a great living museum of nature to enjoy the world of birds and their migrations. A unique observatory of the marshland located in the heart of the Urdaibai estuary.

Basque Biodiversity Centre

Madariaga Tower's main objective is to inform visitors about the concept of biological diversity, promoting interactive and dynamic approach to its people, knowledge and respect for nature in its functional and aesthetic variety.

Fachada del centro
Gente paseando y tomando fotos en el Bosque de Oma

Oma Forest

Also known as the animated forest, created in 1984 by sculptor and painter Agustín Ibarrola, Oma Forest is a magical space that combines art and nature. Definitely a modern art GINO land art celebrating the art of the ancestral Palaeolithic artists.

Beaches

Urdaibai environment covers a wide range of beaches to enjoy with, such as the beach of Laidatxu in Mundaka, Laida beach or Laga beach in Kanala. Certainly Laga is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Basque coast with its fine golden sand open to the sea.

Playa Laga en Ibarrangelu con el peñón de fondo
Ciclistas en ruta por el Bosque de Oma

BTT Center

The BTT Busturialdea, Centre has 11 routes for all levels although they emphasize its demanding itineraries that test the skills of cyclists, so it is ideal for mountain biking experts. Among its accessible routes to all levels it stands out  the one that runs along the estuary of Mundaka starting and finishing from the town of Gernika.

Mundaka Surf

Mundaka has the great privilege of being known in the field of surf and enjoy one of the 10 best waves left the world and the best in Europe. His perfection has attracted many surfers from around the world both professionals and amateurs taking their first steps through the courses offered by the different surf schools as Mundaka Mundaka Surf School, Surfin' Mundaka or Mundaka Surf Taldea.

 

Mundaka Surf