Bilbao was probably our favorite of the entire trip.  It was in Northern Spain and is VERY un-Spanish.  It is green and very cool.  The people there speak Basque (although they also generally speak Spanish).

The hilight of any visit to Bilbao is a trip to the Guggenheim Modern Art museum.   Complete your visit with a picture in front of “puppy” …. the 3 story living flower display in front of the museum.