Historic Bilbao

Brief description of the tour

“Ongi etorri!” means Welcome! Join our free tour and immerse yourself with us in the culture and traditions of the city, visiting the most iconic monuments of the old town of the VILLA DE BILBAO, because here we are villains!

What are we going to see?


We will start our free tour of Bilbao in front of one of the most remarkable buildings of the city: the Arriaga Theater, did you know that it is dedicated to this Bilbao composer, known as the ‘Spanish Mozart’?

We will stroll through the Arenal Gardens, the gateway to the Old Town of Bilbao, a lively urban park full of surprises such as the Kiosk of music, a meeting place for the locals. From this point, we will look out over the Nervion estuary, the backbone of the city.

We continue on to the church of San Nicolas, the Palace of Yohn and the Plaza Nueva, famous for its pintxo bars. History is important but even more important are the anecdotes and curiosities that gave life to its streets and citizens, some as illustrious as Miguel de Unamuno or Amadeo de Saboya. Did you know that the latter starred in one of the most unforgettable “bilbainadas”?

We know that gastronomy interests you, so we have prepared a detail for you and we will recommend you during the visit traditional and modern places where you can have the best pintxos and other typical dishes.

We will stroll through the Bilbao of the “Siete Calles” that houses centenary stores, vestiges of the port’s past, fragments of the old wall and emblems such as the Cathedral of Santiago, an obligatory stop on the northern route of the Camino. Although in Bilbao we have two cathedrals… Do you know which one is the other?

An obligatory stop on our touristic route is the Ribera Market, a fantastic place to continue discovering Bilbao’s gastronomy.

We will let ourselves be carried away by the riverbed of the estuary, so linked to the history of the town and that will lead us to finish the visit talking about curiosities and many recommendations to continue enjoying the essentials of Bilbao.

Come and discover this and much more.

We are waiting for you!

Meeting point:
Arriaga Square (in front of the main facade)
End point:
Plaza Nueva

Meeting point

Additional information

Permite perros
Apto para todas las edades
Cancelación gratuita
Se permite llevar agua y comida

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Of course! We are pet-friendly.
3 kilometres, approximately.

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Remember to look for the ORANGE umbrella, you'll find us as soon as you arrive at the square!

We recommend you come to the tour with comfortable shoes, water and sun protection.

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Historic Bilbao

English, Spanish

Data of interest

Meeting point: Arriaga Square (in front of the main facade)
Duration: 2h 30min.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

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