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Guided tour of centenary industrial facilities in the town with a tour of Atxuri train station

On May, Bilbao City Council has launched the guided tours to landmark buildings in the Villa, an initiative that is part of Bilbao IZAN, the program of heritage visibility and this year it is focusing on centuries-old industrial facilities which once accounted a leader in the field of engineering. Read more

All is set for the fifth edition of Bilbao Triathlon to be held on May 30

All is set for next. On May 30, hundreds of athletes will take part in this 5th edition of Bilbao Triathlon. Bilbao Triathlon is a test already consolidated in Bilbao, in which around 11,200 athletes have participated. This year it will bring together more than 650 athletes. For this 5th edition the registration period will remain open until May 25. Read more

3, 2, 1. International Meeting of New Scenic Forms

FROM MAY 27, 2015 TO MAY 30, 2015

The new theatre, dance and its multiple forms, action and performance are the artistic disciplines which fit in 3, 2, 1, the International Meeting of New Scenic Forms. They all join together to transform and transmit artistic experiences without limits in terms of time, space and format. From the creative idea itself to its transmission to the public, 3, 2, 1 is the Conference about everything that is new, and which will make us reflect upon and visualize reality in a new way. Read more

Bilbao, official venue of the Badminton Junior World Championships 2016

Bilbao has been chosen official venue of the Badminton Junior World Championship 2016 today in the Chinese city of Dongguan. The competition will take place at Bilbao Arena in October and November next year. This appointment supports the commitment of Bilbao City Council, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and the Basque Government for the great sporting events as a driver of economic activity and dynamism in the city, the province and the Basque Country. Read more


Bilbao organizes the third edition of “Arts Weekend,” which will be held on May 15-16 with an ambitious cultural and leisure program designed for all ages. Read more

ARTESHOP: “One business, one work of art”

ARTESHOP BILBAO celebrates its fifth edition and this time 75 stores selected by Bilbao Ekintza among those who have expressed interest in participating and 75 students selected by the Faculty of Fine Arts at the UPV / EHU, will reconcile their interesst in providing 75 new works of art created specifically for this event to citizens of Bilbao. Read more

Latin American leaders are visiting Bilbao to know its governance model

A total of 11 delegates are visiting the city between April 27 and May 1 to promote cooperation and joint action in tourist, economic and cultural promotion activities with Bilbao, in collaboration with the various economic agents in Bilbao. Read more

Dutch art teachers are visiting Bilbao to know its cultural management model.

Knowing the management of Bilbao City Council in art and culture as the engines of economic and social development is the purpose of the visit of a Dutch delegation to the Basque city. It is made of seven teachers from different artistic disciplines, who will stay in the city until May 3 to know, ‘in situ’, the equipment and the artistic and cultural projects in Bilbao. Read more

Santutxu Pintxotan event starts its second editions

Following the participation and sales success of its first edition, the bar was very high and involvement has been needed to make a qualitative leap matching the expectations. Read more


(Español) No es posible explicar y conocer la historia de Bilbao sin su ría. En ella se encuentran muchas de las claves del desarrollo de nuestra villa: sus orígenes, su actividad comercial, su configuración urbana, sus barrios…
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Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

June 9 – September 27, 2015

The Guggenheim Bilbao presents Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, an exhibition that looks back at the work of
one of the most eminent figure in the art of our time, the unmistakable Jeff Koons. This chronological,
coherent retrospective of Koons’s artistic output was organized by New York’s Whitney Museum of
American Art, in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Centre National d’Art et de
culture Georges Pompidou, Paris. The exhibition in Bilbao was made possible by the remarkable
sponsorship of Fundación BBVA. Read more

Azurmendi recognized as the Best Restaurant in Europe by OAD

Eneko Atxa’s Azurmendi restaurant climbs to the first position in the ranking of the best European restaurants, according to the Opinionated About Dining list, chaired by the renowned food critic Steven Plotnicki. This list is made with the valuable opinions of various experts in the field from different countries. Read more

Passion for pintxos (tapas)

Bilbao and Bizkaia present the XVII edition of the Pintxo Competition 2015, a unique opportunity to taste quality cuisine that combines tradition and innovation. Enrollment is now open until May 10. The tasting phase will be held June 4-7 and 11-14, 2015, from 12.30 pm to 3 pm and from 7 pm to 8.30 pm. Read more

Chromeo, Julio Bashmore and Monarchy, among the twelve new additions to the Bilbao BBK Live

Bilbao BBK Live festival presents twelve new additions to its lineup, among which stands out the Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo in a DJ Set format, Julio Bashmore’s house sound and Monarchy’s synthpop. The date with the best outdoor music will fill the meadows of Kobetamendi on July 9, 10 and 11. Read more

THIS IS THE END OF THE WORLD AS YOU KNOW IT. Kepa Garraza Exhibition. BilbaoArte 8/05/2015 – 29/05/2015

” This is the end of the world as you know it” is a project built up in the form of a fictional story about the nearby future. This narration is composed of multiple scenes ,presented in chronological order, to recreate a story which shows us a dystopic future. A Kind of negative utopia, a future consequence of modern society but with completely undesirable results. Read more

Bilbao-Bizkaia presents its offer in Expovacaciones 2015

The tourism offer in Bilbao-Bizkaia is back to Expovacaciones fair another year. It will be held at Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) on May 8-10. EXPOVACACIONES is the prime example of tourism and leisure in the north of the state and is primarily aimed at visitors from the Basque Country, La Rioja, Castilla y León, Cantabria, Asturias … among others. Read more

Bilboroad grows stronger as one of the largest state concentrations of Harley Davidson in its second edition

For two years in a row, Bilbao hosts a new edition of Bilboroad, one of the largest concentrations of Harley Davidson at state level that will make asphalt roar on May 15-17. Throughout the whole weekend, Bilbao will bring together all lovers of Harley Davidson, and they will make engines roar throughout the city. Read more

(Español) The Sunday Market Bilbao, especial gastronomía: el primer Showroom para Foodies en la ciudad

(Español) The Sunday Market Bilbao, “el mercado de las cosas bonitas”, vuelve con su segunda edición de temática, durante los días 13 y 14 de Junio, en una edición especial dedicada al mundo de la “GASTRONOMÍA” que volverá a tener lugar en el interior del Edificio Moyúa (Yimby Bilbao C/Ercilla 24 – 1º Planta),
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(Español) Paseos en bicicleta por Bilbao

(Español) Un año más, Azkuna Zentroa te propone descubrir la arquitectura de Bilbao mientras das un paseo en bicicleta por la ciudad. Read more