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These scores tell you how well-liked a place is in each Tribe. Gogobot Tribes are groups who share a certain travel style, like Family Travelers or History Buffs.
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 98%Local Culture
- 67%History Buffs
- 66%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 58%Spiritual Seekers
- 57%Green Travelers
- 57%Business Travelers
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- BilbaoMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
I was actually here for a week working and while I love Spain, I'm not crazy about Bilbao. It doesn't have the beauty of Madrid or Barcelona BUT it does have the Guggenheim. That is the main reason to go. The boardwalk has many elegant cafes and some great restaurants.
- BilbaoMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersOct 25, 2013
I can't believe I get to be the first on Gogobot to pop Bilbao's cherry - Joder, este mola, tio! But seriously, Bilbao is the Barcelona of the north but even better 'cause there's tons of skateboarding AND surfing too! The locals here are fiercely independent but stoked on foreigners (just not too keen on the Spanish government) so if you wanna break the ice fast, pick up a few words of Euskara and they'll know you're down with the struggle. If you're not into skateparks or point breaks, there's plenty of other attractions to keep ya entertained and the party ain't over till the churros are dippin' in hot chocolate and the sun's coming up.
- BilbaoOct 22, 2013
Bilbao is one of the most exciting cities in Spain's Basque region. Modern art, striking architecture and internationally renowned cuisine come together to create a unique, vibrant destination that most travelers tend to pass up in favor of Barcelona or Valencia. But don't miss Bilbao's myriad cultural surprises. The most obvious example being the Guggenheim museum, designed by Frank Gehry and located along the banks of the Nervion River. The structure itself is something to behold, but inside, visitors can see unparalleled works of art (permanent and traveling exhibits) from Spanish (including Dali) and international artists.Recommended for
- BilbaoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellnessOct 20, 2013
If Barcelona is Spain's urban, sophisticated, stylish San Francisco; and San Sebastian is its upscale, resort town Santa Barbara; then Bilbao is its edgy, rock'n'roll Venice Beach or Melrose. It's industrial and gritty with a thriving youth scene (tattoo shops, kids with shaggy hairdos and mid-calf tennis shoe boots, bars spilling revelers out onto the street, punks with dogs). Most tourists find their way to Bilbao to see Gehry's fish-like architectural wonder. But I like the town's culture and realness.Recommended for
- BilbaoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Sep 11, 2013
Bilbao is a lively, beautiful cosmopolitan city with an excellent airport. The architecture and downtown area along the river are spectacular, with old and new bridges intermingling with beautiful lines and shadows. We were there on a National holiday and all the stores were closed, but the bars and museums were wonderful. Excellent walking city.
- BilbaoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jun 02, 2013
A great city for an architectural pilgrimage. Aside from the Guggenheim, there's amazing bridges by Santiago Calatrava, plus the classical architecture of the Old Town and the city itself.
- BilbaoJul 05, 2012
arrived on a wednesday to see theguggenheim museum unfortunately it was closed so hopped in a taxi and asked to be taken somewhere beautiful and was taken to santa compostella wow wow wow what a stroke of luck bilbao is very industrial only one place to seebut its closed on awednesday
- BilbaoJul 05, 2012
This is an awesome city that is full of life! The Guggenheim is a must see. The river that flows through the city has a beautiful walkway that will take you straight to Old Town. Once there you can get lost in the little streets and alleyways full of things to do. Bilbao also has a really cool bull fighting arena (if you're into that) and a fun downtown that has everything from shopping to the history of the city. It's not just a factory town anymore.
- BilbaoJul 04, 2012
Éuma cidade linda. Toda linda e muito bem cuidada. A Gran Via , rua principal da cidade, está repleta das melhores lojas as quais podemos nos deliciar! No dia 07 de janeiro podemos compras blusas nas lojas Zara por 5 euros e na pinkie por até 3 euros! Bom demaissss!!