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Casco Viejo

Plaza Nueva, 10. 2 Izda., 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 15 16 33
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old town” (198 reviews)
“plaza nueva” (57 reviews)
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Plaza Nueva, 10. 2 Izda., 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Bilbo Zaharra
+34 944 15 16 33
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit for shopping and local tapas( however they call this something else and is a little bit different but delicious). Beautiful old buildings as you wander through the small streets. Totally relaxing

1  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seems to be the place to go for late night shenanigans although all the bars don't stay open too late. Most of them started closing at 2am or thereabouts. You have to find the 1 bar that stays open late.

Thank Pinheadplanet
Reviewed 4 days ago

I think this is the most colorful side of Bilbao. You could find so many shops, food market, taverns, and some historical churches as well. You must pay a visit to the "siete calles" (basque: Alde Zaharra) seven streets which date from 1400 and were...More

1  Thank Ricardo n
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent several hours wandering around this pedestrianised area in the old town and loved it. It's fairly compact but the lively streets are full of attractions, there is the Cathedral de Santiago and several other churches and museums. In the seven streets area, which is...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Old town is a lovely area to wander around and relax, there are no cars to dodge as it`s pedestrianised. The cobbled streets are full of independent businesses that cater to the tourists and locals alike, crammed with historic buildings that will fascinate.

Thank mark420
Reviewed 6 days ago

The old part of down is filled with cobblestones, ancient churches, bars and Restsurant. A two story market shaped like a boat. An client library and lots, lots more. The highlight of one of our days here in Bilbao

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent lots of time walking the maze of narrow streets eating and drinking at will when we saw something/where we fancied. Market by the river is worth s visit, small compared to bigger Spanish city markets but a good range of produce and bars/cafes

Thank turps66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend half a day here ideally sometime before sunset and then later. The houses and streets are lovely in the day time and night but most people only come after sunset.

Thank pepcasals
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many bars and shops, Lovely church in centre. Bit touristy but not as much as other cities. Felt safe and was clean

Thank Lucy00001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Narrow streets full of shops, bars, restaurants. Great atmosphere, especially in the evening. Easy to walk to or take a tram which stops nearby.

Thank 190832Anne
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Ashley G
18 November 2016|
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Response from yorkiejohn1 | Reviewed this property |
Likely to be cold and wet. Low around 6-8 deg C but that's warmer than UK.
Gwyneth T
3 November 2016|
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Response from Walter F | Reviewed this property |
Most probably rainy, cool weather but not freezing. Could be foggy as well.