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22/04/2014

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“basque FEST” llena Bilbao de vida, planes y turistas en Semana Santa

Easter at Bilbao already has a name: basque FEST. The first Festival of Basque Culture and Avant-garde, promoted by Bilbao City Council, with the support of Bizkaia Provincial Council and the Basque Government, has fulfilled its objective: to keep the city alive, active and attractive at Easter for tourists, locals and day trippers who come to Bilbao from nearby towns and cities.

More than 150 plans and proposals for all tastes have transformed the city in an appealing destination to enjoy a city break during the holidays, in which traditional processions and brothers’ fervour have lived together with the “basque FEST 2014″ and have made Bilbao a must at Easter time.

More than 51,000 people have taken part in the activities organized by Bilbao City Council, with the support of Bizkaia Provincial Council and the Basque Government. Bilbao Tourism have dealt with 11,718 people, 16,9% more than 2013.

The guided tours and the ‘artistic tastings’ at AlhóndigaBilbao reached full capacity, and the boat trips from Pío Baroja to the Maritime Museum were also sold out.