In Getaria, the museum dedicated to the designer Cristobal Balenciaga, the Atrium Modern Art Centre in Vitoria, and the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao are all references in their own right. Adding to these, the International Film Festival (Zinemaldia) Donostia-San Sebastian, the Camino de Santiago that passes, via several routes, through our country, Vitoria-Gasteiz Cathedral made famous by the Ken Follett novel “Pillars of the Earth”, Loizaga Tower dating from the middle ages contains one of every Rolls Royce ever made; the old city of Pamplona and its legendary San Fermín fiestas in July; the Hanging Bridge near Bilbao, the and the countless theatres, and mediaeval towns.
Have your own private guide to individually take you around the fantastic museums we have here. Have a local show you and your friends their old town, let them explain the history as they see it.
Casa de Juntas de Gernika, seat of the Biscayan government, sits directly next to the famous Oak of Gernika, symbol of the Basque people and the ancient meeting place of Biscayan leaders since the middle-ages. Today this is where all important political acts are held and where the Lehendakari, Basque president, is sworn in. The town of is also the inspiration behind Picasso’s arguably most famous work, Guernica.
Bilbao’s emblematic museum of modern art, instantly recognised the world over has become the symbol and a by-word for the regeneration of a city. Designed by Frank Gehry, for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the museum was inaugurated in 1997. The museum now welcomes over a million people a year through its doors. The Foundation exhibits and rotates its large collection of non-objective art in the various locations it holds; Bilbao, New York, Venice, and Abu Dhabi.
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