Bilbao Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Near Bilbao

    Another old funicular railway and a very picturesque one can be found in a town on the left bank of the Nervion, between Bilbao and the sea. It starts in the town of Trapagaran which can be reached...

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  • 2. Day Trip to San Sebastian

    If you fancy a break from the city, catch a bus from Bilbao's Termibus Bus Station to San Sebastian on the Basque coast. The journey takes about 90 minutes. Be...

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  • 3. Las Arenas - Hanging Bridge

    The first Basque site listed by UNESCO as World Heritage is a rather unsuspected one: It is the Biscay Bridge and it is linked to the industrial tradition of...

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  • 4. Explore the Rest of Getxo

    The closest beaches to Bilbao (Las Arenas, Arrigunaga, La Salvaje…) are located in the Municipality of Getxo, an affluent residential area on the right-hand...

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  • 5. Feeding the ducks

    OK, this is not for those who come to Bilbao for the nightlife, or even for the modern art, but if you have kids, this may be just the thing.In Parque Dona...

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  • 6. Non-touristic Drinks and Pintxos

    In calle Zugastinovia, a small pedestrianised street that runs between Plaza La Casilla and C/Gordoniz, there are about a dozen bars.These bars vary in quality...

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  • 7. Tintas

    This is great library in Bilbao downtown devoted mainly to travels. The staffs are travel specialist and will give you good advice.They organize travel books...

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  • 8. The hanging bridge

    The Bizkaia Bridge is the first of Bilbao’s metropolitan monuments to be included in UNESCO World Heritage List, and the first in Spain to be featured in its...

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  • 9. Getting the tube...

    If you are staying in Bilbao you should take some time and get close to the sea. Within 20 minutes by tube you can reach several towns by the seaside.If you...

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  • 10. Sk8boarding in Bizkaia

    Sk8boarding is my great passion, and I´m lucky because there are many skateparks all around Bizkaia. Here you have a little list of them:* Urduliz Skatepark:...

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  • 11. The War Graves Cemetery

    There is a British and Commonwealth Wargraves Cemetery in Bilbao. It is located near Sondika (Euskotren: Sondika) on the Road to Derio (set back and easy to...

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  • 12. British Church and Cemetery

    There has for some time been a British Colony in Bilbao. It still exists, with its own church and cemetery (moved to its current site in 1929).Services are...

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  • 13. Peace doves

    Last time I was in Bilbao (summer 2004) I could see these artistic doves painted in various styles and colors in some parks and big avenues of Bilbao.They are...

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  • 14. The Spider of the Guggenheim

    The Guggenheim Museum has now 2 "pets", the flower dog in the front and this 10 meters high spider in the back.It's named "Mamá" (mummy) as is inspired in a...

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  • 15. The painted forest

    Other place near Bilbao and Guernika is this original place. It's a work of the artist Agustin Ibarrola. At first, appart of the painted trees there is nothing...

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  • 16. Fountains

    OK, Bilbao is not the driest city in the world, but it does have a surprising number of fountains around the city. These provide a cooling effect in the summer...

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  • 17. Mercado de la Ribera

    Get down to the market by the river in the casco viejo.You need to go Tuesday - Saturday in the morning. Ground floor - fish, 1st floor meat, second floor...

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  • 18. Industrial Architecture

    For those interested in industrial architecture, a trip down the river (e.g. on the Pil Pil) will be of great interest.You can walk down either bank, or get the...

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  • 19. Getting Fit

    If you hang around here long enough, and walk to most of your destinations, you'd probably get in pretty good shape. This is a hilly city, especially along the...

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  • 20. Just walk all over downtown...

    Just walk all over downtown and you will enjoy, there are strech streets but with a lot of people, and some times you will found some beautiful antiques...

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  • 21. SAN JUAN DE GAZTELUGATXE

    Oh! What a marvellous place to visit!The site seeing from this point can be spectacular, with the blue coloured water, the strong wind, the beaches, and so...

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  • 22. Sunday morning and no good...

    Sunday morning and no good plans? Stop by at the 'Plaza Nueva' in Bilbao, there is a flea market full of second-hand books, records, coins and extremely strange...

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  • 23. Statues

    The motto of the Bilbao council seems to be "when in doubt, put up a statue". See how many you can spot!

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  • 24. Live Music

    La Merced was a church, but now you can enjoy live music, performances, etc .there. It is called Bilborock-La merced.

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