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Airport Code: BIO
If you're looking to avoid the heavy traffic and longer lines that come with flying into a major airport, you may want to consider Bilbao Airport for your next trip to Spain. Bilbao is a public airport located 9 km north of Bilbao, in the municipality of Loiu. It is the most important airport of the Basque Country and northern Spain, with around 4 million passengers per year. You can reach the city easily on your arrival with a Bilbao Airport car hire.
Bilbao's terminal is quite notable for its sleek design, featuring two symmetrical "wings" and a sharp tip at its centre which is especially visible when approaching the terminal from the sides. This unique design earned the airport the nickname of "La Paloma" (The Dove), and to complete the look the exterior was constructed using white concrete and glass. The interior of Bilbao's terminal is an open and luminous space, with a much airier feel than most airports.
The city of Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión river. Bilbao and the Basque Country have a milder climate than most other parts of the peninsula, still oceanic yet with cooler temperatures in the summer and more rain. This supports the lush green hills of Bilbao. There are many fantastic museums and places of interest in the area, which has less traffic than the larger cities of Spain and is much easier to navigate with car hire from Bilbao Airport.
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Airport Name: Bilbao, Spain
Airport Code: BIO
Telephone: +34 913 21 10 00
Distance: Bilbao city || 7 Miles / 12 km / 25 minutes by rental car from Downtown Bilbao
Address: 48180 Loiu / Vizcaya, Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
Reminiscent of the Opera House in Paris, the theatre features an ornate façade and a beautiful interior. Both the theatre and the square in front of it were named after a famous composer from Bilbao, Juan Crosótomo de Arriaga.
Visit this market when you drive over to see the Iglesia de San Antón as they are situated close together on Rivera Street. This is one of the biggest covered markets in Europe, where you can find fish and other fresh produce every morning. Bring all your goodies back to your hotel in your hire car.
Situated on the Grand Via, this ornately decorated palace was built in 1897 to serve as the seat of the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia. A Baroque-style monument, its interior is just as lavish as its exterior, featuring stunning stained glass windows.
Spend the afternoon strolling through this lovely park, admiring the ponds and gardens. Here you can also visit Bilbao's Fine Arts Museum
Park your Bilbao car hire near the docks and set out on a daytrip by boat to the breathtaking island between Bilbao and Bermeo. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is a small but notable chapel situated on the island, but it's the entire trip which makes the visit worthwhile.
Reserve a cheap car hire in Bilbao, Spain and take a day trip to explore the beautiful countryside through the lovely Basque Country. With its tidal rivers, its two majestic mountain ranges, and its lush green plains, this area is definitely one deserving of time spent to admire its scenic views. Take the Transporter Bridge from Getxo to get to the charming little town of Portugalete.
C/ Rodriguez Arias, 66
Tel: +34 902 42 42 42
Bidebarrieta, 2 Bilbao (Biscay)
Phone: +34 944 156 411
Fax: +34 944 161 205
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