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Casco Viejo

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Address: Plaza Nueva, 10. 2 Izda., 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 944 15 16 33
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:30
15:30 - 19:30
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An old, pleasant neighborhood best known for its open-air food markets,...

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.

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The best part of Bilbao

We walked around the modern part in the daytime and were not overly wowed by the city but then in the evening we went straight to the old town which was fantastic! Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2013
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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

We walked around the modern part in the daytime and were not overly wowed by the city but then in the evening we went straight to the old town which was fantastic! Beautiful winding streets, loads of life and bustling bars, restaurants and a great atmosphere. A shame to miss out this characterful part of the city so definitely worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Just let yourself wander the medieval streets of the old part of Bilbao. There are lots of restaurants and small shops. It probably would be best to visit during the week as weekends are probably more crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

The old town is about a 20 min walk from the Guggenheim. There are 7 medieval streets that are very traditionally Spanish, narrow and high with flats. There are some individual shops in this area and it makes a change from the busier streets in the new town. There is a nice park by the river on the way in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

We stayed in Casco Viejo. Lots of shops, pubs, restaurants, but people speak very little English there.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Lots of nice little shops and bars but they do keep to the siesta times and were closed from 12 to 4 in some cases.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Could keep going back here … to sit and sip a vino, to linger over a coffee and watch the world go by, or to enjoy a meal in a choice of restaurants. But go early!

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Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

It's great just to walk through the streets and alleys of this neighbourhood and discover buildings, curiosities and, of course, lots of bars where you can try pintxos of all sorts.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

I visited it at the end of afternoon and night. It's beautiful but not amazing, There wasn't much movement (it was August) it had some tourists but no a big movement. Perhaps it's better during the day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

We visited the old town, we ate pintxos, have drunk txacoli, is a Basque white wine. By visitbilbao.com we have a guided tour of the old town and the historical monuments. We advise all who do not know Bilbao visit and discover a different culture, wonderful people and a excellent gastronomy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

the old town is a series of narrow cobbled streets with loads of bars where you can get local wines and beers and great tapas also lots of restaurants and individual boutiques we loved Lu;La

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