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Bilbao

4.2
Art Museums · Room Escape Games · Landmarks
Modern Capital of Spain
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River. Its renowned buildings topmost sightseeing itineraries, displaying a variety of styles, often unusually blending Gothic with experimental and contemporary architectural elements. Bilbao’s historic town center is pedestrianized, with numerous churches and world-class museums easily explored on a leisurely stroll. Though once seen as an industrial wasteland with few tourist attractions, modern Bilbao is one of Europe’s major art centers, with a multitude of first-class art galleries. Its people are proud of their Basque culture, yet work hard to make their city one of the most cosmopolitan urban centers in the world. Add Bilbao and other destinations to your itinerary using our Spain trip itinerary planner, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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Popular things to do in Bilbao

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Neighborhood
Casco Viejo
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Landmark
Taberna Plaza Nueva
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Bilbao

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Food Tour
Food Tours San Sebastian - Donostia
4.9
Duration: 4h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings San Sebastian - Donostia
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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National Park
Peninsula of Magdalena Santander
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Geologic Formation
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Bermeo
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Bilbao

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Art Museum
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
Euskal Museoa Bilbao Basque Museum
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro)
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Bilbao

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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9
Duration: 5h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
San Mames Stadium
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park
Dona Casilda Park
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Walking Area
Bilbao, Spain
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Bilbao

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Civic Center
Azkuna Zentroa
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Lupita
4.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Paragueria Leoz
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Martina de Zuricalday Pastry Shops
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Bilbao

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Church
Basilica of Begona
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Catedral de Santiago
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Castle
Palacio de la Diputacion
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Parroquia de San Vicente Mártir de Abando
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Running Tour
Running Tours Bilbao
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
La Concha Beach San Sebastian - Donostia
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Parte Vieja San Sebastian - Donostia
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

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