Located in the heart of the Basque Country, Bilbao is a wonderful destination for a city break, offering beautiful architecture (looking at you, Guggenheim), wonderful museums (hi, again Guggenheim), gorgeous green spaces and delicious cuisine. For a culture-packed getaway in Bilbao, book your Bilbao flights with Ryanair.
When to book cheap flights to Bilbao
When considering the best time to plan and book cheap flights to Bilbao it’s worth taking the weather into consideration. Temperature-wise, Bilbao isn’t as warm as the rest of Spain and tends to experience higher rainfall.
The summer months are a popular time to book cheap flights to Bilbao – you’ll find the coastlines and beaches filled with sun worshippers and the fishing villages are picture perfect.
Autumn is the perfect time to visit if you plan to tour the La Rioja wine region – grape harvests take place in La Rioja. Spring sees an influx of Camino de Santiago pilgrims, while winter brings its own cosy traditions – not least, appreciation of the local cider.
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What to see in Bilbao
Bilbao offers a little something for everyone. With the savings you’ve made on your cheap flights to Bilbao Spain, you can afford to explore the city’s best sights and attractions. Top of your list should be the Frank Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum where the modern and contemporary exhibits inside are just as impressive as the building’s shiny outer shell.
The Casco Viej (seven streets) will tempt you with bakeries and small artisan shops – you have been warned. This is the perfect place to pick up a unique souvenir or gift for friends and family who weren’t luck enough to fly to Bilbao with you.
When you arrive on your cheap Bilbao flights, you’ll find a mix of walking and public transport is the best way to get around Bilbao. There is a good selection of bus and tram services, as well as a metro service – the Norman Foster designed metro station is a work of art in itself.
Planning to explore more of the Basque Country? Book your rental car with Ryanair Car Hire and your car will be ready and waiting for you when you land in Bilbao.
What to eat in Bilbao?
When you have your cheap Bilbao flights booked you can look forward to feasting on some of Spain’s most delicious cuisine. The Basque Country has its own version of tapas known as pintxos – small pieces of bread stacked with ham, anchovies and cheese. You’ll find excellent pintxo bars all over Bilbao, some of the best are located on Plaza Nueva in the Old Town.
For a true taste of the Basque country, visit a ‘Sidreria’ where set menus usually offer omelette or cod as a starter followed by steak and idiazábal cheese and nuts for dessert. The perfect accompaniment? A freshly brewed glass of Basque cider.