When to go Bilbao
People often wonder about the best time to visit a place. And they always get different answers, depending on who they ask or what is in the mind of people giving them answers. Tour operators and people in the Tourism industry may try to convince you that this place or the other is ‘the land for all seasons” and that’s not necessarily wrong. If a place is worth visiting it’s worth visiting all year round! Take Spain for example, one of the world’s most popular destinations. Temperate climate (all year round), art and culture everywhere you look, beautiful scenery, amazing beaches, dreamy cuisine, Latin temperament, religious spirit, lust for life, vibrant and vain. Spain is an example of a land for all seasons and that is not at all a cliché in this case!
Now we come to Bilbao. What is the best time to visit this awesome city? Well Bilbao, although in an autonomous region, is still in Spain and the Basque Country has more similarities than differences with the rest of the country. One significant difference is the climate .Bilbao is very far from the Mediterranean Sea and very close to the Atlantic Ocean. Its oceanic climate accounts for its wetness (especially in winter) but temperate seasons so the weather is not really a big problem at any time. Its main attraction, the Guggenheim museum is of course open all year round and is in itself a reason to visit the city. It is the period from May to October that is more preferable but it’s always a good idea to avoid August when tourists swarm and most of the local population is on holiday in Costa del Sol! However it is on August 15th that the Spaniards celebrate their favorite Madonna ,the beloved Virgin Mary and it’s a day of prayer and festivity for locals and visitors alike
The main holidays are Good Friday, May 1st (not a good day to visit Bilbao), October 12(National Day), November 1(All Saints), December 6 (Constitution Day), December 6 (Immaculate Conception) and of course Christmas!
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