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Bilbao


Bilbao, Spain
Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque Country of Spain, and capital of Biscay. As of 2006, Bilbao had a population of 354,145.

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Lonely Planet Pocket Bilbao & San Sebastian (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Duncan Garwood

Lonely Planet
Paperback (152 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Bilbao & San Sebastian (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Pocket Bilbao and San Sebastian is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gawk at the Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao, soak in the history at Guernica and explore the perfect city beach at San Sebastian's Playa de la Concha; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Bilbao and San Sebastian and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Bilbao and San Sebastian:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Bilbao and San Sebastian map (included in print version), plus 14 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Bilbao, San Sebastian and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Bilbao and San Sebastian, a colorful, easy-to-use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick-trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Bilbao and San Sebastian's neighbourhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Spain guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Bilbao and Basque Region Footprint Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)

By Andy Symington

FOOTPRINT
Paperback (128 pages)

Bilbao and Basque Region Footprint Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
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The land of the Basques is a vibrant place with an intoxicating spirit. Whether you're taking in the culture in Bilbao, grazing on elaborate pintxos in San Sebastian or exploring the rugged coast, Footprint's Bilbao & Basque Region Handbook covers all the top attractions in this quirky area, plus tips for getting off the beaten track.
  • Practicalities section with essential advice on getting there and getting around
  • Highlights map and inspirational color section, so you know what not to miss
  • Comprehensive listings including where to eat, sleep and relax - whatever your budget
  • Detailed street maps for Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria
  • Slim enough to pop in your pocket
Packed with advice and information, this concise, pocket-size Footprint Handbook will help you get the most out of Bilbao and the Basque Region without weighing you down.

Northern Spain Footprint Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)

By Andy Symington

FOOTPRINT
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Northern Spain Footprint Handbook (Footprint Handbooks)
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Vital, vivid and engaging, this cluster of ancient kingdoms is home to Gothic cathedrals, stunning mountain ranges, charming seaside towns and buzzing cities. From sampling fresh seafood and delicious cider to walking the medieval pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela, Footprint's Northern Spain Handbook will help you make the most of your trip.

  • In-depth coverage of the region's activities, from skiing and surfing to the best fiestas
  • Highlight maps to help you get the best from this vast region
  • Exceptional background and history section - from the Reconquista, to pilgrims, to politics
  • Where to stay and eat for your budget; also offers information on the best refugios, paradores and sidrerias
  • Includes an extra feature on Camino de Santiago

From the gourmet scene of San Sebastian and Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim museum, to the wild and dramatic coast of Galicia, Footprint's Northern Spain Handbook will ensure that you get the best out of this culturally rich destination.

Frank O. Gehry: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

By Coosje Van Bruggen

Brand: Guggenheim Museum Pubns
Hardcover (207 pages)

Frank O. Gehry: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
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No building was more anticipated than Frank Gehry's stunning new museum in Bilbao, an industrial city in the Basque Country of northern Spain. Philip Johnson, the dean of American architects, declared it "the greatest building of our time," while Sverre Fehn, winner of the 1997 Pritzker Architecture Prize, called the building "fantastic." Gehry's use of nontraditional materials and his sensitivity to the environments of his buildings is legendary; his method of envisioning a building through semiautomatic drawings and handmade models is little known, but provides an immediate entry into his creative process. This book celebrates the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and details its design process, bringing to life one of Gehry's greatest achievements. Coosje van Bruggen, who has collaborated with Gehry on various architectural and art projects, documents the history of the Guggenheim Bilbao from conception through design and construction. With unique access to the architect and his studio, she uncovers scores of fascinating drawings and working photographs, published here for the first time.


 
 
 

 
 
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