Vizcaya Travel Guide
Vizcaya Local History
This province in País Vasco in Basque Country has some of the most beautiful coastlines. Bilbao, the capital is the economic centre of the Basque country and specialises in shipbuilding.
Museo de Bellas Artes 2 Pl. Museo. This museum hosts a very extensive collection of art works from the 12th to 20th Centuries. Among the works, are pieces by Goya, El Greco, Picasso and some Basque painters to name a few. There's also a collection of works from Flemish painters that dates to the 15th to 17th Century.
The Guggenheim Museum 2 Av. Abandoibarra. This museum that opened in 1997 took the art world by storm. It was designed by the Californian architect, Frank O. Gehry and is jointly administrated by the Basque administration and the Solomon R, Guggenheim foundation in New York.
Museo Vasco 4 C. Cruz. In the old city section you will find this museum that depicts traditional Basque culture and history. The museum is based in a 17th Century building.
Restaurante Zuretzat DON'T GO THERE. Awful and expensive food.
They insulted us when we asked for the "Hoja de reclamaciones" (Reclamation form)
They were very violent, never in my life I've seen anything similar. Eat anywere else in Bilbao.
submitted by Jon Arrube, 25/08/05
Playa de Ondaretta - San Sebastían. This beach is very popular among crowds despite it being quite a small beach.
Zarautz About 20 km west from San Sebastian. A nice long stretch of sandy beach.
Vizcaya Restaurants and Bars
This area's cuisine is considered among the finest in Spain, Specialty dishes include salted cod in a tamato sauce (bacalao a la vizcaína) and baby squids in their own ink (chipirones en su tinta)
Restaurante Bar Zuretzat 7 C. Iparraguirre. Spoil yourself to a nice lunch and decadent pudding after a visit to the Guggenheim Museum. They are only open in the afternoons.
Restaurante-Bar Al Jordan 23 C. Elcano. This restaurant is open till late night and has something for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians with a nice Middle Eastern flavour.
Aitxiar 8 C. María Muñoz. Traditional food in very lively surrounds is what describes this restaurant best. Their food are fairly average priced and they boast with specialties like merluza a la vasca (hake in a wine, garlic and parsley sauce served with clams) on their menu.
Vizcaya Bars & Clubs
Restaurante Juanak 10 C. Somera. This restaurant has a very popular bar with the 20-somethings. It is the perfect place to loosen up for a night of dancing.
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