Tour one of the most famous museums in the world, The Guggenheim, and dine in true Basque-country style at multi-Michelin-starred restaurants, Azurmendi and Nerua, on this incredible cultural and foodie break to Bilbao and the Spanish Basque country.
Bilbao is a thriving cultural arts scene, with beautiful scenery, historic architecture, world-famous museums like the Guggenheim, and stunning Basque cuisine. A symbol of the revitalisation of the city, and an iconic structure the world over, the Guggenheim Museum showcases the most prominent artists of the modern world. You’ll have the chance to tour and view collections that include work by Pop-Art revolutionary Andy Warhol, French Nouveau artist, Yves Klein, and 'Puppy' creator, Jeff Koons. After a day of artistic enlightenment, savour cutting-edge, creative cooking at Michelin starred restaurant, Nerua. Under the tutelage of Mugaritz' Chef-Patron Andoni Luis Aduriz, Josean Alija - voted Best International Chef 2009 - has created a menu befitting the strong Basque heritage of Bilbao. Entry to Nerua is via its open kitchen, proudly displaying the restaurants fresh, seasonal produce that is sourced locally from the Bay of Biscay. Rise the following morning from the luxurious comfort of your five-star hotel and enjoy the seasonal tasting menu for lunch at three Michelin starred, Azurmendi. Winner of Restaurant magazine's Sustainable Restaurant Award 2015, Azurmendi is the culinary jewel in Basque country's crown. Hidden high up among the vineyards of Bilbao’s hillsides, every aspect of the restaurant reflects the personality and philosophy of its creator, Eneko Atxa. Azurmendi boasts a vegetable garden, mirroring glass façade and spectacular cuisine that showcases the earthy and home-grown flavours of Basque Country.
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