Bilbao, Spain

Surrounded by green mountains in northern Spain, Bilbao straddles the Bilbao or Nervión River some 15 miles from the Cantabrian Seacoast. An industrial city, the metropolitan area ranks among Spain's most important commercial and financial centers.

A must-see while visiting is the remarkable Guggenheim Museum-Bilbao. Since the Frank Gehry-designed museum opened in 1997, over 20 million visitors have visited its almost 200 exhibitions. If food is on the mind, you’ve come to the right place. With over 40 Michelin-starred restaurants, there’s a dining experience to please even the most meticulous palates.

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