Bilbao Things to Do

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  • 1. Guggenheim Museum & Puppy

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There are some very interesting sculptures outside the museum and in the atrium “Puppy” stands outside the museum. This giant dog designed by Jeff Kuntz has a wire frame, an interior watering system,...

  • 2. Old Town + Cathedral - Casco Viejo & El Arenal

    Listen, I've lived in Lanzarote for too long. I am used to the lazy pace of life on a sun drenched hot island. I fully embrace the word mañana and know how the relentless heat slows your pace. I...

  • 3. Near Bilbao...around Vizcaya / Bizkaia

    It´s located in Gatika, a rural village between Mungia and Urduliz. You can go to Urduliz by metro and then take a bus to Mungia. Ask the bus driver for more information. It´s a castle in the middle...

  • 4. Zubizuri (White bridge)

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Nervion River runs through the city, and the bridges are worth a look. Several are new, and designed by famous architects. The Zubizuri Bridge by Santiago Calatrava is a really beautiful...

  • 5. Museums

    After the Guggenheim, personally I enjoyed the Fine Arts Museum the most. It is a huge space, with 33 rooms, a temporary exhibition space and shop, so make plenty of time. It is free on Wednesdays,...

  • 7. Lovely architecture

    Bilbao is sometimes compared to Chicago, in USA. Its buildings are outstanding. The best architects have worked in Bilbao, among them: Frank Gehry, Rafel Moneo,...

  • 8. La Alhóndiga

    This is a multi-purpose venue located in the city of Bilbao, Spain. It was designed by French designer Philippe Starck in collaboration with Thibaut Mathieu and...

  • 9. Sagrado Coraon

    This huge monument is at the end of Gran via Don Diego Lopezde Hard., the main modern street seems to be all banks and a large department store.On top of...

  • 10. Vizcaya bridge

    The hanging bridge [ transporter bridge] was started in 1890, oldest in the world. Foot passenger is 35c ticket from machine. for gondola, it is posslble to go...

  • 11. Trip to Gurnika

    Train to Gurnika go from Axturi Euskotren station. Journey time about 45 minutes. Gurnika city of peace.The oak tree of Gurnika symbolizes traditional freedoms....

  • 12. Books/Novels on Bilbao

    Before I traveled to Bilbao I didnt know anything about the city except that it houses the Guggenheim Museum. I devoured what I could from Virtual Tourist . I...

  • 13. Gran Via--Palaces and More

    In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, the aristocracy settled along Gran Villa, the city’s main street, and it is lined with old palaces. One of them, the...

  • 14. Mercado de la Ribera

    We visited Mercado de la Ribera on a Saturday morning during our stay in Bilbao in December 2012.This huge indoor market is located in an impressive building on...

  • 15. Artxanda Funicular

    We took a ride on the Artxanda Funicular during our visit to Bilbao in December 2012.The funicular takes passengers to the top of Artxanda mountain and provides...

  • 16. Riverside walk II

    There are 3 train stations in Bilbao, so best know your destination before trying your luck. The main station for RENFE is Bilbao-Abando which serves the major...

  • 17. Riverside walk.

    Although the weather was, at best, refreshing (14/15° C) after the Guggenheim we had a good walk on the two banks of the Nervion, crossing the river by the...

  • 18. Sagrado Corazon Column

    You will find this huge column at the western end of Gran Via Don Diego Lopez de Haro, on the Plaza de Sagrado Corazon. The column has a bronze statue on the...

  • 19. Church of San Anton

    As I crossed the river via Puente San Anton, I passed the impressive Church of San Anton.The church has high walls surrounding it and so I found it difficult to...

  • 20. Bilbao Bridges - Leading to Puente San Anton

    I was heading to the Old Town of Bilbao and was wandering along the river to see some of the bridges. I enjoyed just wandering around.I started off the bridge...

  • 21. Bilbao Bridges - Puente Principes de Espana

    You'll find this huge bridge not too far from the Guggenheim Museum. It gives you some great views of the building. It is also called La Salve Bridge.If you are...

  • 22. The Iberdrola Tower

    You can't really miss this “towering” tower as you walk around the centre of Bilbao. Construction of the building began in March 2009 and it was officially...

  • 23. Chill out in Plaza Federico Moyua

    This is a busy plaza, but a lovely space to chill out with the fountain and enjoy the sunshine.My bus from the airport dropped me off at this plaza and so I...


    Getting onto a transporter bridge is a real experience as it is not so common to live such an experience. Bilbao is home to the oldest transporter bridge which...

  • 25. ISOZAKI ATEAK a.k.a Isozaki Gates

    City Hall vs Santiago CalatravaThe 28th of February of 2007 Isozaki Ateak residential complex was opened to the public. This complex that joins Ensanche and...

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