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Bizkaia awaits you with ten tourist places that you cannot miss

Vizcaya awaits you with ten tourist places that you cannot miss

Jeickson Sulbaran

May 13, 2024 | 3:51 p.m.

Ten jewels of Bizkaia from suspension bridge to old cliff routes

The province of Bizkaia, in the heart of the Basque Country, It is a destination that offers a perfect combination of culture, history and nature, ideal to enjoy with the family. Below, I present ten places that you should not miss if you decide to explore this region full of charm and tradition.

Bizkaia Hanging Bridge

El Bizkaia Hanging Bridge, inaugurated in 1893 and declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a masterpiece of 160th century engineering. This bridge, which connects the towns of Portugalete and Getxo over the Nervión estuary, is not only an impressive technical achievement due to its iron structure 63 meters long and XNUMX meters high, but it also offers a unique experience when crossing it in its famous boat, providing spectacular views of the river mouth and surrounding areas.

Vizcaya awaits you with ten tourist places that you cannot miss

Getxo Fishing District: a journey through maritime tradition

Exploring the fishing neighborhood of Getxo is to immerse yourself in an environment of great historical and cultural value. The narrow streets and corners full of history of the old port reveal the importance that fishing had in this area. The hermitage of San Nicolás and the sculptures dedicated to the traditional professions of the port, such as Arrantzale (fisherman) and Sardinera (fish seller), are highlights that you cannot miss.

Artxanda Funicular: the best views of Bilbao

From the Artxanda viewpoint, Accessible by a funicular that dates back to 1915, you can admire the best panoramic views of Bilbao and its surroundings. The summit offers not only views, but also green spaces, play areas and restaurants, making it the ideal place to spend a day with the family enjoying the natural environment and the city at the same time.

Butrón Castle: a medieval time capsule

Butrón Castle, with its fairy tale appearance, tells a story of battles and medieval nobility dating back to the 13th century. Although you cannot currently visit its interior, the walk through the gardens and the surrounding forest is a magical experience, where architecture merges with nature in a spectacular way.

Route of the Cliffs in Sopelana: a landscape of living nature

The cliff route in Sopelana offers a spectacular seaside walk, where cliffs and beaches create a stunning landscape. It is an ideal place for nature lovers and those looking for a space to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Vizcaya.

Barrika's Flysch: an open-air geological book

The Barrika Flysch is a rock formation that tells the geological story of more than 140 million years. This place is not only a point of scientific interest, but also a space of great natural beauty, ideal for learning about the history of the Earth while enjoying a unique environment.

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe: a place of legend and beauty

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, known by many due to its appearance in the series "Game of Thrones", is an islet connected to land by a stone bridge that culminates in a hermitage at its summit. Climbing the 241 steps to the church is not only a challenge, but also an opportunity to enjoy unparalleled views and feel part of the history and legend of the place.

Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve: a natural sanctuary

La Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, declared by UNESCO in 1984, is an ecological treasure that is home to rich biodiversity, especially notable in its variety of birds. This natural space offers a combination of beaches, marshes and forests, where you can enjoy nature in its purest state and participate in educational and conservation activities.

Carranza Valley: a refuge of peace and nature

El Carranza Valley, part of the Armañón Natural Park, is a perfect destination for lovers of hiking and caving. Its more than 200 caves and chasms offer a unique underground adventure, while the trails and viewpoints provide spectacular views of the mountain and rural landscape.

Balmaseda: living history in every corner

Balmaseda, the first town founded in Vizcaya, is a place where history is palpable in its cobbled streets, ancient bridges and historic buildings. A walk through its old neighborhoods, such as the Jewish quarter, and a visit to monuments such as the Church of San Severino, transport the visitor to another era, offering a perfect ending to any visit to Vizcaya.

Vizcaya, a destination for the whole family

Biscay offers a unique blend of culture, history and natural beauty that makes it an ideal destination for families seeking an enriching and educational experience. Each of these ten places provides a window into different aspects of Basque life and opportunities to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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