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BILBAO, SPAIN

Delightful visit


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Early morning mists keep the countryside green in Bilbao, a city rich in history and culture. This was our first glimpse of the titanium-covered architectural marvel, the Guggenheim Bilbao.

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This is the Zubizuri Pedestrian Bridge – the walkway is made of glass.

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Architect Frank Gehry’s famous museum was opened in 1997 – guarded by this giant spider. It contains the world’s largest gallery and has been a huge financial success for the city.

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The riverfront is lined with pedestrian walkways, parks, and bicycle paths. The city is nestled among green hills.

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It was impossible to stop taking pictures!

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Lots of really neat playgrounds are scattered around.

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Hundreds of steps lead down to the Old City.

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Charming scenery, great weather – this is a city we would like to visit again!

Posted by Swenigale 14:32

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