Bilbao, the economic capital of the Basque Autonomous Community, is the centre of a metropolitan area with over one million inhabitants. Bilbao is a balanced and modern city that is an efficient, welcoming and attractive place to live, to work and to visit.
The confluence in its immediate territorial environment of high technology companies and the high educational level of its inhabitants enable the development of advanced services for companies and the knowledge economy.
Its’ entrepreneurial tradition and its’ experience linked to its spirit of innovation and searching for improvement make Bilbao a dependable city, where the efficiency and legal certainty of its institutions are a hallmark of its identity.
Bilbao, as the capital of the province of Bizkaia, has its own tax system with regulatory capacity to regulate the taxes, and with autonomy to levy and collect them.
The Bilbao brand has international prestige, reputation and positioning. It is the Guggenheim Museum, it is culture, it is excellence, transformation, company, university, technology, design, creativity… A competitive metropolis in a world of cities.Get more info about how to get there
Over nine days, Aste Nagusia de Bilbao (Bilbao's Big Week) festivities will take over the city streets of Bilbao and thousands of people will meet on the streets to enjoy the good atmosphere and the numerous cultural activities available on the festivities' programme. Bilbao Aste Nagusia which has turned into one of the most popular and most visited festivities in Euskadi, this year will kick off on 20 August and will finish on 28 August.
The festivities’ programme is not available yet but every year are taking place mainly around the Old Town (Casco Viejo) and Abando’s neighborhood (by the river). Therefore if you are looking to enjoy Aste Nagusia the hotels Carlton and Abando are the closest to the Old Town. For a more relaxed atmosphere farther from the Old Town: Hotel Melia, Abba Euskalduna, Ibis Budget Bilbao City will suit your needs better. To be within walking distance from the BEC!, the Hotel Puerta de Bilbao is just 500 meters away.Get more info about Bilbao Aste Nagusia