Bilbao an architectural laboratory
If you take a stroll around Bilbao nowadays you will be constantly amazed by the ground-breaking structures designed by some of the most prestigious architects in the world. As you visit the new spaces created on the banks of the city estuary, you will come upon buildings made of incredible materials: the metal Euskalduna Palace, the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, whose titanium curves have turned it into the emblem of this increasingly modern destination, and Santiago Calatrava’s Zubizuri Bridge, which as you cross it will remind you of a glass-bottomed sailing boat.
On the streets of the city you will also find the unusual glass-covered entrances to the underground, designed by Norman Foster, and the innovative glass design of the Basque Health Department. The best way of discovering the avant-garde aesthetics of this “city of the future” is to set aside a couple of days and explore the whole of the modern expansion area.