The new terminal of the Bilbao airport, the international airport of Loiu, has been inaugurated in 2000, in the north of the city. Designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, it allowed increasing the air traffic capacities thanks to the arrival of low cost companies. Bilbao Airport is the busiest airport of the Basque Country.

Thus the city is well serves by the main European capitals and the Top international destinations includes Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and London. It also offers some national flights mainly to Madrid and Málaga.

Bilbao is a nice destination for team building and incentives thanks to its strong and original culture that just wait to be discovered and enjoyed.

A different option to a normal lunch or dinner: we suggest you to live the city having a Pintxo Tour around different cafes and bars. You will visit 4 Cafes and taste the specialties of each of them together with a wine tasting. Finally you have a coffee in one of the historical café of Bilbao.

We also propose more sporty activities like a Canoe trip along Urdaibai where you will navigate through some of the most picturesque places in Urdaibai, Sukarrieta, Kanala beaches, Mundaka… accompanied by a professional instructors. A multi-adventure activity can also be planned and designed to test your balance skills in an amusing way. It can be for example a climbing initiation ending up by going down with a zip line by using the appropriate equipment, safety measures and always under a professional instructor’s supervision.

The Guggenheim Museum is a modern and contemporary museum in Bilbao which was inaugurated in 1997. It is part of the 5 museums of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Its innovative structure was designed by the architect Frank Gehry in a spectacular “Deconstructivism” style that made the building famous in the entire world and built the reputation of the city of Bilbao.

Among the greatest artworks of the museum, we can quote the gigantic sculptures of Richard Serra, the installations of Jenny Holzer, the spider “Maman” of Louise Bourgeois or the giant flower dog of Jeff Koons, “Puppy”. The temporary expositions of the museum often change and are very eclectic going from the Chinese or Russian art history to the modern art of the 20th an 21st centuries.

If you visit the Basque country there are some other great cities apart from Bilbao that you can visit like Vitoria-Gasteiz, capital of the province of Álava that hosts the Basque government and parliament. It is a city that has been through an intense history and it is definitely worth it to visit its monumental historic city center.

Pamplona, the historical capital city of Navarre, is worldwide famous for the San Fermín festival where the main attraction is the running of bulls through the streets of the city. It also has a great historic-artistic heritage including some notable churches and other civil architecture buildings.

San-Sebastián, capital of the province of Guipuscoa, is an important and beautiful seaside resort of the Bay of Biscay. It hosts each year the San Sebastián International Film Festival and will become, in 2016, the European capital of culture with Wroclaw.

What is “Pintxos”?

Por el 27 July, 2012

A Pintxo is a traditional small sandwich made of a flavorful topping on a short slice of baguette. While the tapas can be defined as a range of warm and cold appetizers served in small portion, the pintxos have their own concept and do not need any fork or knife to be eaten. There are varieties for all tastes: chicken, beef, gambas, sausage, vegetarian, etc.

Pintxos mean literally “thorn” or “spike” for the reason that they are usually ‘spiked’ with a skewer or toothpick, to the piece of bread. You can find them in most of the bars and taverns of the Basque Country where they are traditionally very elaborated and famous. Thus they have a strong socializing component as they are eaten while hanging out with friends.