Bilbao has come to be synonymous with the Guggenheim. The "titanium flower" has become the symbol of a city, which has succeeded in the space of just a few years to change its image and put its past as a charmless industrial city behind it. To pull off such a coup, the city called on the biggest names in architecture and managed to show off the medieval city and the Art Nouveau building of the Ensanche neighbourhood to their best advantage. Add to that one of the best fine art museums in the country and the fascinating Maritime Museum. Well worth a visit!