Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo, Bilbao: Hours, Address, Casco Viejo Reviews: 4.5/5

Casco Viejo
4.5
Neighbourhoods • Historic Walking Areas
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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divenuts
Utila, Honduras3,934 contributions
Great old world ambiance
Sep. 2021
A wonderful area to stroll around. Charming and authentic, lots of little alleys and picturesque squares. Highly recommend for wandering around in the late afternoon and early evening, stopping here and there for a drink and a pinxtos.
Written September 15, 2021
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paulgray1
Sale, UK341 contributions
It opened my eyes to Bilbao
Sep. 2021 • Family
This was an eye opener. We joined another tour and was lead around the old city by a guide who clearly loved the city and new it very intimately. Bilbao really is a lovely city -young and vibrant and we saw some beautiful buildings but more importantly saw the joy in the people’s hearts, it was a great tour.
Written September 13, 2021
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LPHDK
Copenhagen, Denmark970 contributions
NICE!!!
Aug. 2021
A part of our guided tour was an introduction to Casco Viejo. I could not stop smiling!

I just love all the balconies with beautiful flowers, all the colours and just the feel of the place.
Written August 31, 2021
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BKMomma
Los Angeles, CA72 contributions
The Best!
Jul. 2021
We stayed in the area. It might not have been quite as posh as other areas but being able to just go right out and wander the lanes, eat, browse, and just people watch made for the best experience. Definitely had more of a locals vibe than some old towns which may be more touristy. Definitely recommend coming here and allowing yourself some time to just wander and absorb the environment!
Written August 3, 2021
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Yvonne N
8 contributions
A vibrant area full of interesting architecture
Jul. 2021
Have loved exploring the Casco Viejo over the last couple of days. Each 'kalea' offers a new and intriguing slice of Bilbao life and architecture. Although there are many tourists here, like myself, it does not feel overrun by us, and a strong local presence still remains.
Written July 18, 2021
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany4,676 contributions
Colorful old town
Jul. 2021 • Friends
The Old Town of Bilbao is very beautiful, we loved the colorful buildings which look well maintained. It was a Friday summer afternoon and it was busy, people in the streets, there was a good atmosphere. I have travelled a lot in Spain and I can say Bilbao is beautiful, one of the best cities. You can see all attractions in one day but the vibes are good and make you want to stay for more time.
Written July 13, 2021
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Salvador D
Gibraltar42 contributions
Quality Food, Drink and a Lovely Atmosphere is the trademark of el Casco Viejo
Jun. 2021
The Casco Viejo is a network of narrow streets, It offers loads of Bar Restaurants, of which the majority are excellent restaurants of the Basque Cuisine meat and fish and the Pintxos and Cod are very typical Basque, a skewer type tapas and COD Dishes, the streets are packed and the atmosphere is awesome, it's a delight to eat and enjoy such a friendly atmosphere, the Basque people are friendly and very helpful. Undoubtly if in Bilbao
Written June 24, 2021
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Karl Peter Schilling
Tokyo, Japan21 contributions
Good Old Casco
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Always a great experience wandering historical streets and choosing cafes bars restaurants and terraces
Written March 31, 2020
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Emmie
Oakville, Canada330 contributions
Best Area in Bilbao!
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Casco Viejo or Old Town of Bilbao is easily the nicest, most cultural and vibrant areas in the whole city! It is home to the best restaurants in the city and great churches and other sites.
Written March 12, 2020
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natters14
London, UK2,402 contributions
Beautiful old town; well worth a visit!
Mar. 2020 • Solo
Lovely ambience; lots to see and do and explore.

Great variety of shops, bars, cafes, churches and restaurants. Lots of beautiful buildings and loads of side streets to explore and photograph.

Well worth a visit during your stay - highly recommend!
Written March 8, 2020
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Casco Viejo is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Mon - Fri 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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