YOU'RE GONNA LOVE Bilbao
Until very recently, however, the Basque Country capital was an throughouly industrial city often being described as a grittier version of the more popular destination of Barcelona. Thanks to a lot of recent investment, Bilbao or Botxo as it's called in Basque has become one of the most busy and vibrant cities in Spain. Head over to the neighbourhood of San Francisco for an authentic 'down-at-heel' experience.
Bilbao is the perfect destination for anyone with an interest in architecture, food, urban culture, art or music. With hundreds of bars serving delicious wines and local tapas called pintxos. You can even take a pintxos tour called locally a 'txikiteo' and really get your fill!