Destination Pages - Bilbao, Spain


Explore our conference venues in Bilbao

Host your next business meeting or conference in Bilbao

Famed for the Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, which sparked revitalization when it opened in 1997, Bilbao is a bustling, industrial port city in northern Spain that has much to offer meeting and incentive groups. 

Event organizers are spoiled for choice, with a wide range of world-class conference hotels and meeting venues in Bilbao that cater to groups of all sizes. 

Art and architecture are found in every corner of the city, which is also a gastronomic hotspot, meaning there is plenty to keep delegates entertained. As the capital of the Basque Country, Bilbao is the perfect base for exploring the region’s stunning mountains, coastline, and vineyards.

Our venues in Bilbao

Perfectly located for both international and domestic business meetings

Bilbao International Airport is located 12 kilometers north of the city center. As the largest airport in the Basque Country, it offers more than 600 flights weekly, including direct flights to 18 destinations within Spain and major hubs across Europe, such as Berlin, London, Dublin, Paris, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Rome, and Brussels. The airport bus service connects the airport to the city center in just 20 minutes. 

A network of railway lines converges in Bilbao. This, together with its excellent motorways and dual carriageways, makes land transport a good option too. 

The city’s impressive Metro service, designed by architect Norman Foster, provides an easy and fast way to move around the city.

Things to do with your group

  • Organize a private group visit to the awe-inspiring Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao to marvel at the building itself and the vast array of contemporary artworks that it houses. 
  • Ride the funicular to the top of Mount Artxanda for stunning views across the city and surrounding landscape. 
  • Don’t miss the gothic Cathedral de Santiago de Bilbao, one of Bilbao’s oldest monuments and most famous sights. 
  • Wander the narrow winding streets of Casco Viejo, Bilbao’s Old Town with its colorful architecture and charming churches.
  • Take a gastronomic tour through the city’s famed pintxos bars to sample the tasty traditional Basque-style tapas. 
  • Head out of the city to experience the best of Basque Country. Visit the numerous Rioja wineries and the medieval town of LaGuardia.

Experience meetings that are successful for you and the planet

We’re committed to environmental sustainability, which is why we offset the carbon footprint for every event taking place in our hotels at no cost to you.