We didn’t know much about Bilbao before we went there, but we found it to be a quaint little place with a lot to offer, especially its huge festival Bilbao BBK which takes place every July way up in the hills above the city. DLTM were also really impressed with the Guggenheim Museum with its awe-inspiring architecture and artwork, including some absolutely stunning outdoor pieces.

Spending a weekend there was definitely one of our 2017 highlights, (mostly) great weather, good company and a real all-round experience of the city from an all-day-long bike tour, to the art and raving into the early hours at Bilbao BBK. Here are a few postcards from the time we spent there…

The stunning Guggenheim Museum
The stunning Guggenheim Museum
Jessy Lanza on stage at Bilbao BBK
Jessy Lanza on stage at Bilbao BBK
Street art in San Francisco, a part of town that's currently being gentrified
Street art in San Francisco, a part of town that’s currently being gentrified
The streets of San Francisco
The streets of San Francisco
The city's football stadium is juxtaposed with residential buildings in this shot
The city’s football stadium is juxtaposed with residential buildings in this shot
One of the many amazing exhibits at the Guggenheim
One of the many amazing exhibits at the Guggenheim
A troupe of odd figures at the museum shop
A troupe of odd figures at the museum shop
Art on the streets as one of the city's neighbourhoods is gentrified
Art on the streets as one of the city’s neighbourhoods is gentrified
The Killers had a huge audience during their show
The Killers had a huge audience during their show
An imposing set of immersive sculptures inside the Guggenheim
An imposing set of immersive sculptures inside the Guggenheim
A cloudy view across part of Bilbao
A cloudy view across part of Bilbao
Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream keeps spirits high during a downpour
Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream keeps spirits high during a downpour
More art, this one by world-famous artist Aryz
More art, this one by world-famous artist Aryz
Deep in the forest rave area at Bilbao BBK
Deep in the forest rave area at Bilbao BBK
'Puppy' by Jeff Koons at the Guggenheim Museum
‘Puppy’ by Jeff Koons at the Guggenheim Museum