10 of Bilbao’s best pintxos bars

The city’s many bars are piled high with pintxos, the Basque country’s take on tapas, which are a great way of sampling regional specialities for a few euros. Or string a few together to create a brilliant bar crawl

‘We like being special.’ Basque standard-bearer Ivan Jiménez Aira on Bilbao

The once dirty, industrial city now revels in its modern architecture and enterprising outlook, while preserving its traditions and cuisine