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Barcelona and Madrid shout so loudly that it’s easy to underestimate Bilbao – but that would be a mistake. This port city in the north of Spain in Basque Country is a cultural mecca with a real soft spot for art. The strikingly modern Guggenheim is a great place to start on your voyage of discovery, and you should also make time for the Museo de Bellas Artes, which is located in the centre of the city. As impressive as the architecture in the city is, it’s just as well-known for its landscapes. Rolling green hills and epic coastlines await you on Bilbao cruises. For the best views of the city, don’t miss Mount Artxanda. Hike to the top if you’re feeling energetic, or take the funicular if you want to rest your feet. Upon your descent, we think you’ve earned a meal at one of Bilbao’s many restaurants and bars. A short stroll will reveal Michelin-starred eateries as well as authentic street food. Delicious Basque specialties include pintxos – a type of tapas usually accompanied by beer or wine. Wash everything down with a cold, crisp glass of Txakoli, a dry and slightly sparkling white wine typical of the region.