BILBAO

Main Program Activities in Bilbao, Spain

Activity/Monument Description
Arriaga Theater Built by Joaquín Rucoba and Octavio de Toledo, this theater was inaugurated on May 31st 1890 named after the Bilbaoan composer "Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga". It is one of the most remarkable buildings of la Villa, inspired by the Paris Opera and with magnificent indoor luxury. Its façade has an eclectic and elegant style with large balconies held by human statues. It was completely restored in 1986 yet still preserves the furniture and amenities from that era as well as the Tapestries from the National Royal Factory.
Azkuna Center or Azkuna Zentroa It was an old winery until they reconverted it as a culture and leisure center.
Basque Pelota Funny workshop for playing and learning to this typical game in an official "fronton".
Basque Museum Occupies the old Colegio de San Andres de la Compañia de Jesus and its cloisters. It was inaugurated in 1920, remodeled in 1970 as an Archeological, Ethnographic and Basque History Museum. It has expositions on Bizkaia Archeology, Fishing and Agricultural Ethnography, imagery, ceramics, amenities, etc.
Bike Tour These tours are organized around the down town of Bilbao.
Bilbao bullring Bilbao bullfighting arena is one of the most emblematic buildings of Bilbao. 
Boat Trip Trip by the Bilbao’s Ria river up to the Catabrico Sea passing under the Vizcaya Bridge.
Cooking Classes Groups cook different Spanish dishes and, then, they taste them.
Excursion to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (Dragonstone in Game of Thrones) Visit one of the shooting locations of Game of Thrones in the Basque Country. Dragonstone is located in San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.
Fine Arts Museum Considered one of the best of Europe. This old building, work of Fernando Urrutia, was inaugurated in 1945 with a donation of old paint from D. Laureano de Jado. It has 35 rooms with magnificent classical, modern and contemporary backgrounds. We also offer workshops related to the different exhibitions.
Guggenheim Museum It is a great and extraordinary work of Frank Gehry and has a combination of iron and stone with a lining of titanium. This Contemporary Art Museum and European branch of the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation is Bilbao's new ship emblem.
Kayaking Kayaking in the Bilbao river La Ría, passing by the Carola Crane, the Maritime Museum and the Guggenheim Museum. 
Palacio de la Diputación de Bizkaia palace Visit to the Palacio de la Diputación de Bizkaia palace. The building merges the baroque and the medieval art. Its rooms show the bourgeois wealth and mentality at the time.
Plaza Nueva Now transformed into an urban landmark in the historic center of Bilbao, Plaza Nueva square is one of the main hubs of the city's social life. The colonnade in this neo-classical monumental site is home to alternating shops, bars, restaurants and cafés where it is almost impossible not to stop and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the square.
Rivera Market It has an eccentric style and has a beautiful architecture with gorgeous stained glass windows. It was built by Pedro from Ispizua and Susunaga from Bermeo. This market opened in 1929 and it is very popular due to its great deals on seafood. After the summer flooding of 1983, the market was interiorly restructured, cleaned and modernized.
San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian It is divided into three sections (Fine Art, History and Archaeology), with exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, weapons, medals, coins, ceramics, musical instruments, photographs, pre-Columbine artefacts, religious precious metalwork... A highly heterogeneous collection that shows the evolution of social life in the Basque Country over the ages.
Santiago's (St. James) Cathedral Dedicated to the official patron of Bilbao since 1643. It was built in the late XIV century using a Gothic style and has three main aisles with clerestories and ambulatories. The cloister is small but gorgeous with its Gothic style. It acquired the title of a Cathedral in 1949 and its towers and main façade were finished in 1887 and made with a Neo-Gothic style by Severino de Achucarro.
Spanish Course The school has a modern space with different classrooms suitable for school groups.
Suspension Bridge The Puente de Vizcaya Bridge is very close to Bilbao, and is the world's oldest transporter bridge. It is fully functional to this day. Now, it has the UNESCO World Heritage designation.
Trip to Guernica During the Spanish Civil War, the city was bombarded. Inspired by this incident, Pablo Picasso painted his art piece titled Guernica, which was presented at the International Exposition in Paris of 1937. In the city you can visit the Peace Museum (the aim of this museum is to disseminate and educate visitors in the principles and basic ideas of peace), Pueblos de Europa Park or the Guernica Mural.
Trip to San Sebastian This city, also known as Donostia, lies along a white sandy bay between the Urgull and Igeldo hills. Anglers’ houses, a smart suburb and modern districts make it one of the most attractive cities on the Cantabrian coast.
Visit to a factory, company, etc. We organize trips to institutions, factories, enterprises or other relevant places for groups in relation to their training and knowledge of these places in Spain.
Visit to a high school We organize trips to a high school so that our foreign students can share their experiences with Spanish students and learn about Spanish education system.

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