I had no idea I would fall for Bilbao the way that I did. Our initial intent for visiting was solely to see the Guggenheim, but we quickly realized that Bilbao is an amazing city in its own right.
We were lucky enough to be there during a giant festival so besides the colorful flags, loud music, and glowing ferris wheel, literally thousands of people congregated in the Old Town each night which felt totally magical. I also had the best tortilla omelet I had in Spain, which is saying a lot.
P.S. This was my favorite Guggenheim exhibit. Beautiful and heartbreaking.