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Guided tours on foot in Bilbao

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Explore Bilbao in depth with these exciting guided tours on foot. There are two fascinating options for immersing yourself in the city’s rich history and culture: the Casco Viejo (Old Town) and the Ensanche (Expansion).

1. Guided Tour of the Casco Viejo:

Embark on a journey through the narrow cobbled streets of Casco Viejo, the historic heart of Bilbao.

Discover the architecture, traditional markets and vibrant atmosphere of this old part of the city. From Santiago Cathedral to Plaza Nueva, every corner has a story to tell.

Our local guides will immerse you in the past and present of this district, revealing secrets and curiosities along the way.

Don’t miss a visit to the Ribera Market, one of the largest and oldest covered markets in Europe.

The Ribera Market in Bilbao is a historical commercial hub that has evolved over the centuries since the 14th century.

Starting out as an open-air market in Plaza Mayor, it became a more permanent structure in the late 19th century, adopting a modernist design.

In 1929, the current rationalist building was inaugurated, which was later affected by floods in 1983 and subsequently renovated. In 1990, it was recognised as the most complete and largest covered municipal market in Europe by the Guinness Book of Records.

The Ribera Market reflects the history and spirit of Bilbao, being a vital place for shopping and social gatherings.

2. Guided tour of the Ensanche:

Explore Bilbao’s modern expansion with a guided tour of the Ensanche, an area that reflects the city’s industrial and economic boom in the 19th century.

Stroll along the wide avenues, admire the eclectic architecture and discover how Bilbao was transformed into a vibrant urban centre. Whether you choose the historical charm of the Old Town or the elegance of the Ensanche, these guided tours on foot will immerse you in the essence of Bilbao. Discover the history, culture and beauty of this city through the eyes of passionate guides.

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