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Ideas for Bilbao, Hondarribia, Abalos & Santillana del Mar

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Ideas for Bilbao, Hondarribia, Abalos & Santillana del Mar

We've just booked a trip to the north of Spain in November staying in the following places and would welcome any advice on where to eat and what to see and do in the area;

- Bilbao - one night

- Hondarribia - 2 nights

- Abalos. La Rioja - 2 nights

- Santillana del Mar - 2 nights

We'd like to see the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao but nothing else planned yet. Our Spanish is limited so if anyone can recommend any cafes/restaurants that have english translated menus then it would help us hide our ignorance! In the mean time we have the Spanish phrase book out every night to try and remember a few useful phrases!

Many thanks

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1. Re: Ideas for Bilbao, Hondarribia, Abalos & Santillana del Mar

treka:

The Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao is one of the best fine arts museums in Spain.

Here is a menu dictionary:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187514-c83307/Madrid…

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2. Re: Ideas for Bilbao, Hondarribia, Abalos & Santillana del Mar

really useful menu dictionary - thanks for the link.

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3. Re: Ideas for Bilbao, Hondarribia, Abalos & Santillana del Mar

you may want to take a look at my blog as a local, www.blogseitb.us/basqueotourism, it covers all the places you´ll be visiting, from another point of view.

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4. Re: Ideas for Bilbao, Hondarribia, Abalos & Santillana del Mar

You will have no problem finding translated menus in Santillana, it is one of the most touristy places in the north of Spain. A good time to go though, it will be less crowded in November. Check out the Travel Guide pages for Santillana and Cantabria for info on how to get a free bluetooth guide to the town too.

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5. Re: Ideas for Bilbao, Hondarribia, Abalos & Santillana del Mar

Thanks for the link to the blog but when i click on it, it takes me to http://www.blogseitb.us/errors/404.html Any ideas - am i doing something wrong??

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6. Re: Ideas for Bilbao, Hondarribia, Abalos & Santillana del Mar

http://www.blogseitb.us/basquetourism/

try now...

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7. Re: Ideas for Bilbao, Hondarribia, Abalos & Santillana del Mar

Many thanks - it works now!

Lots of interesting things to read!

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