A beautiful area of country to visit in northern Spain is the Basque Country along the banks of the Nervión, a tidal river. The capital of this area, Bilbao, is a small metropolis as compared with other centers in Spain, such as Madrid and Barcelona, with only about 1 million inhabitants. Just a 9 km drive by car hire from Bilbao Airport, this area is perfect for driving around and enjoying the majesty of nature.
Bilbao has a milder climate than most other parts of the peninsula, rarely falling below freezing in winter, or over 55ºC in summer. The rolling green hills of Bilbao are an inviting site, and often a welcome relief, if you combine your visit with first a trip to the dry plains in the south. You can arrange for your car hire Bilbao, Spain to meet you in the city, or enjoy the drive from one of Spain's other metropolitan areas.
One of the main attractions to the city of Bilbao is the recent addition of the Guggenheim Museum. Definitely a site worth seeing, the spectacular twisting titanium-clad modern art museum is perhaps the most celebrated building of the 1990's.
Other museums in Bilbao worth a visit are the Museo de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Art), Basque Museum, La Ria Maritime Museum, Museo Taurino (Bullfighting Museum), Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro (Museum of Sacred Art), and the Museo de Reproducciones Artisticas (Museum of Artistic Reproductions.
There are a myriad of other things to see and do in Bilbao, such as Teatro Arriga, Bilbao's theater, the Zubuzuri bridge, and its Gothic churches. Take a cheap car rental around Bilbao and catch it all!
If you need assistance booking your rental car in Bilbao, check out our section How to book a rental car in Bilbao Airport.