Beautiful Bilbao is a foodie paradise. The capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, Bilbao offers a unique culture unlike anywhere else in Spain.
The city offers several theatres and concert halls, cinema and a regular opera season. Choral music is very popular as well. There are many museums including the famous Guggenheim Museum Bilbao of contemporary art and the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, with a great collection of Spanish painting. That's all not to mention the vibrant and fun nightlife!
However, as we mentioned earlier, the food is where it's at. The local custom is to call what are known in Spanish as tapas by the Basque name - Pintxos, an arguably even more elaborate and delicious version.
Try Restaurante Kasko, who claims that their Pintxos are a miniaturization of Basque cooking culture, a mixture of traditional and modern. Much of the staff speaks English and you'll often find live piano music. The menu is creative and you're bound to have a pleasant eating experience.