Bilbao in the North of Spain, is the largest city in the Basque Country and the capital of the province of Biscay. Home of the newly-erected Guggenheim Museum, this bustling city has recently undergone major urban renewal, in order to move away from the region’s industrial history and instead focus on tourism and services.
As well as the Guggenheim museum, other sights include Bilboa’s picturesque old town and the Fine Arts museum, which is considered to be amongst the best in Spain. The Maritime Museum on the Nervion’s banks is also another popular attraction.
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Bilbao has a humid marine climate. The westerly winds and the sea moderating influences bring mild temperatures and a temperate climate all year round. The average temperatures are 8ºC in winter and 20ºC in summer. Bilbao features mild winters and moderately hot summers, and rains are more frequent in spring and autumn.