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Casco Viejo

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Neighbourhood: Bilbo Zaharra
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Address: Plaza Nueva, 10. 2 Izda., 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 944 15 16 33
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09:00 - 13:30
15:30 - 19:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:30
15:30 - 19:30
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An old, pleasant neighborhood best known for its open-air food markets,...

An old, pleasant neighborhood best known for its open-air food markets, where shoppers can buy some of the freshest and best-tasting fruit and vegetables in Europe.

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Wonderful area to visit

Bilbao is a wonderful city to visit for a long weekend. It is enhanced by the old area of Casco Viejo. Narrow streets, lovely shops and great buildings. At the centre is Plaza... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bilbao is a wonderful city to visit for a long weekend. It is enhanced by the old area of Casco Viejo. Narrow streets, lovely shops and great buildings. At the centre is Plaza Nueva. This old style Spanish Square is surrounded by bars. Slight watch-out as the bars in this area tend to be a little bit more expensive than... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Old,charming, noisy and friendly- Casco viejo is a delight. Best pintxos in Spain, fabulous wines, great beer. Equally good to wander the shops and cafes during the day and eat and drink at night. The architecture is interesting and the locals are very proud of their old town. The seven streets are a maze of beautiful buildings, interesting shops and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of any travel experience is wandering the local area. Bilbao has undergone a phenomenal transformation from a mainly industrial city to one more focused on financial services and tourism. The old city is a marvelous amalgam of the old style buildings..wrought iron, stone carving, intricate street lamps .. and contemporary shops and restaurants. Several iconic churches to view and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth visiting !All the up's and downs (recently with the help of electrical stairways etc, the very modern silently running Tram's.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area gets very busy in the evenings as visitors and locals stroll at leisure. There are interesting pavement cafes where you can watch the world go by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people of Bilbao fill the narrow, cobblestone streets of Casco Viejo each evening, making this medieval section of the city a vibrant neighborhood. For locals and visitors alike, it is a dynamic place to eat, drink, shop, walk and watch people. When we visited in December, the streets had beautiful Christmas decorations hung overhead, adding to the festive ambiance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bilbao is a much bigger, more cosmopolitan city than I even thought it would be. It was interesting to see the old city, which was the original city of Bilbao before the growth and expansion. There are wonderful places to go for pinchos -- try a lot of different places. Don't miss the market too -- and some very beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurants and nightlife! Great for a weekend break/fun. Loads of shops and metro is close by in case you wanna explore further

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily walkable, this is a small area full of small shops (many souvenir shops but also quirky interesting ones), many bars/restaurants full of pintxos and plenty of fascinating architecture and history to experience. Easily reachable by metro, tram or on foot. The atmosphere is vibrant and interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent rabbit warren of narrow streets make up the old town. Lovely atmosphere, fine cafes and interesting old buildings.

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