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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?

Itinerary

We will start our free tour of Bilbao in front of one of the most remarkable buildings in the city: the Arriaga Theatre. 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 Bilbao’s Old Town, a lively urban park full of surprises such as the bandstand, a meeting place for locals. From this point, we will look out over the Nervión estuary, the backbone of the city.

The church of San Nicolás, the Palace of Yohn and the New Square, famous for its pintxo bars, await us. 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 you are interested in gastronomy, so we have prepared something special for you and we will recommend traditional and modern places where you can enjoy the best pintxos and other typical dishes during your visit.

We’ll stroll through the Bilbao of the “seven streets” which is home to century-old shops, vestiges of the port’s past, fragments of the old city walls and emblems such as the Cathedral of Santiago, an obligatory stop on the northern route of the Way of Saint James. Although in Bilbao we have two cathedrals… Do you know which one is the other?

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

We will let ourselves be carried along the riverbed of the estuary, so closely linked to the history of the town and which 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 look forward to seeing 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.

More information

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

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Data of interest

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

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