Bilbao A City of Captivating Contrasts.
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A striking yet seamless blend of old and new, traditional and urban, charming and edgy, Bilbao is a city like no other. And the best part is: it’s still quite the hidden gem. Many tourists come to Bilbao for the Guggenheim Museum and not much else. But if you’re one of the lucky ones now in on the secret, you’ll know to devote more time to this riveting city and perhaps discover why Bilbainos (only half-jokingly) refer to their home as “The Capital of the World”.
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The new Compact features Adria’s exclusive new Sky-lounge.
Undeniably, one of the most instrumental pieces in Bilbao’s rejuvenation is the stunning Guggenheim Museum. Locals will be the first to tell you all about the city’s less-appealing past, mostly characterized by industrial grit. But nearing the end of the 20th century, the city underwent a radical transformation, choosing to invest in art, culture, and tourism — a movement that birthed the iconic Guggenheim museum. This has since brought millions of visitors through its doors and into a city long ignored. Lend a morning wandering its exhibitions and admiring the architectural masterpiece that is the Guggenheim Bilbao and you’ll quickly understand how a building put its city on the map.