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    This industrial port city is located in the north of Spain and is surrounded by green mountains.

    It is the great capital of the Basque Country, with a centre full of skyscrapers.

    It is famous for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry and that boosted the revitalization when it opened in 1997. The museum has important modern and contemporary works, but what is most striking is its architecture characterized by its curved building covered with titanium.

    Another outstanding museum in the city is the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao, which is located within the leafy Doña Casilda Iturrizar park, which is similar to an English garden. The Museum of Archaeology documents the Basque people from the origins of human beings to the present.

    The neoclassical Plaza Nueva and numerous wine bars are located within the old pedestrian city. Around the city there are outstanding restaurants of Basque influence, with tapas, or pinchos, and seafood from the nearby Bay of Biscay.

    The iconic sites of Bilbao's modern architecture include the Zubizuri pedestrian bridge, with tied arches, and the "Fosteritos", curved glass entrances at subway stations, which were named after its designer Norman Foster.

    Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

    Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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