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Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer you this view of the Guggenheim museum taken from the Artxanda viewpoint, in the beautiful city of Bilbao. I hope you like it, then some letters about the city.

Bilbao (in Basque Bilbo) is a municipality located in the north of Spain and a town of that municipality, capital of the province and historical territory of Biscay, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. The town of Bilbao is the most populous capital of the autonomous community, being the head of the metropolitan area of Bilbao, one with an urgation that runs along the estuary of Bilbao or the Nervión.

The urban nucleus is surrounded by two mountain ranges with an average altitude that does not exceed 400 meters.These chains form some of the natural boundaries of the municipality. The main bordering municipalities are Sondica, Zamudio, Basauri, Baracaldo, Galdácano and Arrigorriaga.

Since its foundation, at the end of the thirteenth century, it was a commercial enclave that enjoyed particular importance in the Cantabrian cornice thanks to the privileges granted by the Crown of Castile that allowed the development of a large port activity that was based mainly on exportation of the wool from Castile and to a lesser extent the iron extracted from the Biscay quarries. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, it experienced a strong industrialization that made it the epicenter of the second industrialized region of Spain, behind Barcelona.14 15 This was accompanied by an extraordinary population and urban explosion that originated the annexation of several neighboring municipalities. It is currently a thriving city of services, which is in a process of aesthetic, social and economic revitalization led by the symbolic Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

On May 19, 2010, the city of Bilbao was recognized with the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize, awarded by the city state of Singapore. Considered the Nobel Prize for urbanism, it was presented on June 29, 2010. On January 7, 2013, its mayor, Iñaki Azkuna, received the 2012 Mayor of the World Award granted every two years by the British foundation The City Mayors Foundation , in recognition of the urban transformation experienced by the Biscayan capital since the 1990s. On November 8, 2017, Bilbao was chosen as the Best European City 2018 in the 2018 Urbanism Awards, awarded by the international organization The Academy of Urbanism
Source: Wikipedia.

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