Europe 2016 Trip Day 9 – Bilbao Spain

Pictures from our day in Getxo, Bilbao, Hondarribia, and San Sebastián Spain.

Europe 2016 Trip Day 9 – Bilbao Spain

I actually knew very little about Spain’s Basque Country prior to this trip, but it is much different and greener than the rest of Spain and Basque separatists have been trying to gain independence from Spain for a long time.

We were docked in a container port in Getxo, near Bilbao. Bilbao has an attractive Guggenheim Museum and other scenic features, but we decided instead to take an 8 1/2 hour excursion to the coastal resort town of San Sebastián, a little more than an hour away. Renowned for its San Sebastián International Film Festival, the city was quite beautiful.

We had a lovely lunch paired with a couple of very nice local wines and then spent a few hours walking the streets and seeing the sights. Finally, we drove to the top of a nearby mountain for a truly fantastic view of the city below. All too soon we boarded our bus to return to the ship.