The northern Spanish city of Bilbao stands as the tenth largest in the country, and is known as the capital of the Basque region. Not only does Bilbao offer a fantastic inner city experience with both cultural and modern aspects, visitors can explore the fantastic Basque scenery and countryside. Hiring a car from Bilbao Airport will allow you to take a trip to the Bay of Biscay, situated around 15km north of the city. Bilbao centre itself is awash with attractions - mainly an array of churches and cathedrals so you can explore the city's religious history.