Free use of public transport in Bilbao
Free use of public transport in Bilbao.
Free use of public transport in Bilbao has never been easier. With the card you can travel without cost for 24h, 48h or 72h, depending on the card you buy.
The card gives access to the following means of transport. You will have all the tourist resources of the territory at your fingertips:
Railway: Metro, Tram.
Buses: Urban Bilbao (Bilbobus)
Cable: Funicular of Artxanda, Funicular de la Reineta
The Tourist Bilbao.
The first impulse that tourism had in Bilbao was after the construction of the railway line between the village and the Guechotarra neighborhood of Las Arenas in 1872. Those responsible for this initiative publicized it by focusing on visitors, offering them «to trip to Las Arenas «or Portugalete, where the fresh breezes of the sea are breathe, whose view offers very few ports of baths». Thus it was constituted in a discreet destination destiny.
However, the real tourist boost would begin with the inauguration of the Guggenheim Museum, as evidenced by the growing influx of tourists since then, reaching 623,229 visitors in 2007. Other data state that the locality collects 30% of visits to the Basque Country, being The main destination of this Autonomous Community, above San Sebastian. The origin of the majority of tourists is Madrid in the first place and Catalonia in second place. As for international visitors, most come from France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy.In addition to leisure tourism, business tourism and congress tourism also take place in the town, thanks to new facilities such as Euskalduna Palace and the nearby Bilbao Exhibition Center , in Baracaldo.
For a brief history of Bilbao, click here.