The history of Bilbao began as a small village with a tiny port on the right bank of the estuary. It was a village of some fishermen, farmers with one or two noble family. The city got its most important privileges in 1315 when Alfonso XI had the Camino de Santiago redirected a bit so that Bilbao would fall along the route. By the middle of the fifteenth century Bilbao was flourishing and changing its topography; it was in 1483 when the city increased radically in size and El Arenal emerged. The Bilbao, unfortunately, took part in fighting and war: the 1631’s disturbances caused by the state monopoly on salt, the “Matxinda” in 1717. The War of Independence with another occupation by the French,the First and Second Carlist Wars, where Bilbao becomes the prime objective; and of course, the Spanish Civil War of 1936.
Today’s Bilbao is growing in a new direction. Like the phoenix from the flames, it seems to be glowing with a new brilliance. The Guggenheim is the most spectacular to the date. It was designed by Frank O. Gehry and Classified as one of the most fantastic pieces of avant-gadre architecture of the 20th century.
A city which started off as a small port but now it is an example of industrial evolution just like car rental in Spain has given new meaning to hiring. They city may not have many historical places but have a history attached to it, our driver will tell you all historical stories and guide you so why don’t you try cheap car rental in Bilbao with our service. We also provide the car rentals in Bilbao which is cheap and affordable. Moreover, we can also give you a choice for car rental in Bilbao airport and if you feel like having your own car in you can do that too.
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