Bilbao. Along the River

I didn’t know exactly what to expect from Bilbao. It is much talked about – still the opinions can get divergent, sometimes even too divergent. I was expecting a cosmopolitan city with a nice modern area nothing but ugly industrial districts around…

Bilbao. Azkuna Zentroa

Azkuna is a nice centre to see in Bilbao. There’s coffee at Hola Bar and a cool rooftop terrace with city views and a bar (La Terraza). The exterior is from over 100 years ago and the interior is completely refurbished. Philippe Starck is the man behind the transformation of the Alhóndiga building (, anContinue reading “Bilbao. Azkuna Zentroa”

Bilbao. The Guggenheim

Since it opened, more than 20 years ago, the Guggenheim has held over one hundred exhibitions and received over ten million visitors. And it is something pretty unique. It is iconic for vanguard architecture and stands out as a symbol of how a city can re-invent itself. Today the Bilbao or Guggenheim effect means heavy cultural investment thatContinue reading “Bilbao. The Guggenheim”