Bilbao is one of the alternative destinations for your successful business incentive. An incentive Bilbao in the Basque city par excellence with its strong identity culture and its own language. It preserves ancient traditions, but, at the same time, it is launched towards a future dominated by the activity of young artists and creatives. Become suddenly famous for the Guggenheim museum, created by the Canadian architect Frank Gehry, in recent years the authorities have decided to renovate it in a green and sustainable version. With a past dominated by heavy industrialization, it has been able to face new challenges by completely reclaiming the river that flows through it, setting up nearly 100 km of greenery and completely renovating the metro network.
Historical sources trace the birth of Bilbao to 1300 when Ferdinand of Castile decreed the birth of the northern Spanish town. It was in 1500 that the Bilbao consulate was created and the port began to develop thanks to intense trade, becoming the most important center of Biscay. Thanks to the exploitation of the iron mines, the sector of the big industry is also developed. During the civil war it was heavily bombed by the Franco’s militias and was conquered as Barcelona.
As anticipated the most important attraction of Bilbao is the much discussed Guggenheim museum. The magnificent example of deconstructivism was built in 1997 and has raised an infinite number of criticisms in the Basque community both for its cost and for its futuristic architecture. Inside there are permanent and temporary collections of contemporary art. Another important museum within a beautiful neoclassical building is the museum of fine arts in which are exhibited works of Spanish, Basque and European art from the Middle Ages to the present day. But Bilbao also hosts other excellent architectural expressions such as Santiago Calatrava’s Zubizuri Bridge and the Atrium of the Azkuna Zentroa cultural center designed by Philippe Starck.
Your incentive Bilbao in a city of ancient traditions projected towards the future
But Bilbao is not just architecture, it is also an expression of an excellent culinary tradition. We will visit the Mercado de la Ribeira, a typical covered market with an area of 10000 square meters where more than 200 shops selling the most varied products of local gastronomy and maybe we will taste a pintxos on the panoramic terrace.
What to say more if you don’t organize a wonderful Bilbao incentive and experience the typical atmosphere of the Basque country.