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Guided tours to Bilbao for free

Guided tours to Bilbao for free

Guided tours to Bilbao for free

Guided tour to Bilbao free thanks to the card. Discover the Casco Viejo and the Ensanche-Abandoibarra area, two of the most emblematic areas of the Biscayan capital with professional guides.

Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Consult the special schedules for bridges, Holy Week and summer. Limited places. Prior reservation required.

Guided tours to Bilbao for free: Casco Viejo (Historic Center)

An interesting itinerary to discover the medieval Bilbao, with its cobbled streets, cantons, squares and charming corners, witnesses of the intense mercantile and port activity that made the Villa grow. Its walls, the Gothic cathedral of Santiago, the Plaza Nueva, the emblematic church of San Antón and the ancient ruins on which it sits, or the bustling market of the Ribera welcome more than 500 years of history and an urban vitality for which seems to pass the time. The Casco Viejo is also a large commercial area of 240,000 square meters in the street, with hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants.

Guided tours to Bilbao for free: Ensanche-Abandoibarra

The visit shows the urban development of Bilbao and its architecture from the 19th century to the present day. A look at the pulsating heart of a city that exudes tradition and avant-garde. To walk through the Ensanche and Abandoibarra is to discover the entrepreneurial spirit of Bilbao and its transformation. A walk that allows you to enjoy an architectural catalog with works by Frank Gehry (Guggenheim Museum), Arata Isozaki, Alvaro Siza, Norman Foster, Cesar Pelli … and a large outdoor art gallery with creations by Chillida, Koons, Kapoor , Bourgeois …

Visit Bilbao with Look Bilbao Pass

Visit Bilbao with Look Bilbao Pass

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.

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