Bilbao is the capital of Vizcaya in the Basque Country, Spain. The climate of Bilbao is milder of most parts in the peninsula, and rarely falls below zero during winter. The green hills of Bilboa are welcoming relief. The population in Bilbao is just over 370 000 but with the metropolitan area over 1 000 000 inhabitants. Bilbao is divided into eight district areas: Uribarri, Deusto, Begona, Abando, Ibaiondo, Rekalde, Basurto Zorroza and Otxarkoaga Txurdinaga.
If you are planning to take more than one journey in Bilbao than the economical way is to use the public transportation system in the city. You can use buses, trains and taxis. There's a direct car ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth, England. The city has a good transport system such as: Metro Bilbao, Bilbobus, Euskotran and BizkaiBus.You can also see the city by foot, which takes 30 minutes walk along the river. You can also use a private hire taxi which will take you to your desired destination in comfort.
Bilbao Airport is located 9 km north of the city. It is the most important airport in the Basque Country and northern Spain with over 4 million passengers in 2011. The airport has a sleek design and a sharp center. The original design has granted the building a nickname known as La Paloma which means The Dove. At present, Bilbao is the most important hub in northern Spain and the number of passengers is rising, especially after the increased tourist interest in the city since the opening of the Guggenheim Museum.