Bilbao law firm
48001 Bilbao (Spain)
Bilbao is in the top-20 of the most prosperous cities in the world, according to a study carried out by the consulting firm D&L Partners. Its economy has gained muscle after the industrial decline of the 1970s. The city underwent a radical change to overcome a few years of uncertainty, recovering its dynamism and becoming a prosperous city of services, dedicated to its environmental and urban regeneration.
Bilbao was forever transformed with the construction of the Guggenheim museum, in 1997. Other ground-breaking structures such as the Euskalduna Palace, the Norman Foster metro stations, the Isozaki and Pelli towers, the Zubizuri bridge or Philippe Starck’s Alhondiga turn the city into an international reference of modernity and one of the most interesting cities in Spain on an architectural point of view.
This modernity combines with the unique character of the old town, with more than 700 years of history, in which one can wander the narrow streets in search of emblematic buildings and countless taverns and bars which prove that the Basque gastronomy is an art lived with passion in the form of pintxos. (it is one of the places with the most Michelin stars “per capita” in the world)
The cultural and gastronomic Bilbao is also a green city with parks and an estuary that leads to the sea and to the beaches of Getxo.
In recent decades, investment in tourism has grown continuously, directly influencing all related activities. Bilbao is not one of the cities primarily chosen by French-speaking citizens to establish themselves, but it is one of the headmost destinations for these visitors.