travel42 Port Guide: Bilbao

Bilbao travel42 Port of Call Guide

With its industrial and seaside satellites, Bilbao, Spain, extends 10 mi/16 km along the banks of the Nervion River.

The city is the largest in the Basque region, an unbroken metropolis hemmed in by steep hills. Located 200 mi/325 km north of Madrid, Bilbao used to be primarily an industrial center, with looks to match, but that has changed.

It owes its name to the original Basque "Bi albo" meaning "two sides" (as it's located on both sides of the River Nervion) and today its urban populati...

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