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Free Walking Tour of Bilbao
Activities in Bilbao

Free Walking Tour of Bilbao

9.40 / 10
2,002 reviews | 11,075 travellers
A very entertaining and interesting tour with Miel, who documented the tour with images and old maps to further enrich the experience. At the end of the tour, he also gave us restaurant recommendations that were undoubtedly a success.
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Delve deep into the stories and secrets of Bilbao's historic centre on this free tour of the best known areas of the Biscay capital. What's more - it's free!

The Arriaga Theatre
Bilbao's Plaza Nueva
Bilbao Cathedral
Mercado de la Ribera, next to the Nervión River

Free Walking Tour of Bilbao

Your free walking tour of Bilbao will start at the Arriaga Theatre, dedicated to a local composer known as the 'Spanish Mozart'. Just a few steps away, you'll find the San Nicolás Church and the famous Plaza Nueva where one of the best known 'bilbainadas' made his name. Have you heard this Basque music genre?

The tour will continue to the Begoña stairs: 316 steps - don't worry, you don't have to climb them - with a peculiar history. The stairs start in Plaza de Miguel de Unamuno, a square named after the Bilbao-born writer who famously defended the Basque country in a confrontation with a group of Falangists in 1936.

Dating back to the 1400s and one of the most historic areas of the old town, the Zazpikaleak or Seven Streets will be your next stop on your guided walking tour of Botxo, or 'The hole', as Bilbao's residents affectionately call their mountain-surrounded city.

After learning all about the history of the Biscay capital's other symbolic monuments, including Santiago Cathedral, you'll head down to the banks of the Nervión River to visit the famous Mercado de la Ribera, the biggest covered market in Europe. Your tour will finish next to the stunning Estación de la Concordia, one of the city's most beautiul train stations.

Important information

  • Groups with over 6 people will not be allowed to participate in the Bilbao Free Walking Tour.

Free tour of modern Bilbao

As well as this free tour of historic Bilbao, you can also explore the avant-garde side of the city on our Free Walking Tour of Modern Bilbao

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Bilbao history.

When to book?

You can book up until 11 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

Yes, imperative to point out when the booking is made.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Plaza del Arriaga.