The first city in the Basque Autonomous Community, Bilbao was until the 1980s focused on its industrial activity. Since then, the city has embarked on a redeployment plan which has enabled the opening of the famous Guggenheim Museum and the support of a major urban renewal. Bilbao has become a cosmopolitan hub, whose name is now well known across borders. The city center offers plethora of world-class museums; besides, numerous opportunities for outdoor activities abound.
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