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the origin of the city of Bilbao

Your guru: Danny
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  • Bilbao
  • Available in: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Euskara

About the guru Danny

Local guide of Bilbao and the whole Basque Country, eager to share all my knowledge about my city, its history and all the fascinating features of the mysterious Basque people, culture, and language. I am vastly passionate, a lover of good vibrations, genuine and authentic moments, things and people. Fulfilling the expectations of visitors coming to my country is what makes ... More »

Local guide of Bilbao and the whole Basque Country, eager to share all my knowledge about my city, its history and all the fascinating features of the mysterious Basque people, culture, and language. I am vastly passionate, a lover of good vibrations, genuine and authentic moments, things and people. Fulfilling the expectations of visitors coming to my country is what makes me the happiest. Let me show you my city and my country from a completely different and personalized perspective. IMPORTANT NOTE!!! Due to the low number of tourists requesting tours in here and to avoid misunderstandings I warn you that I will only do the tour after my confirmation via message in here or whatsapp. Some people book at the very last moment, and as I am probably doing other things far away from the meeting point of the tour, they get mad at me and they write me bad reviews as I was not at the meeting point. So, please if I don't reply or if I don't contact you that means that I WILL NOT be at the meeting point at the requested time. About the schedules, I need to set regular ones because of the website but I am super flexible with them and in the 99% of the cases we can agree and arrange the best that suits both parts. Thank you for your understanding :)

About the tour

In this 2 hour-tour you will be able to visit the city from its origin from its foundation in 1300 up to the 19. century knowing about the different historical events and main special and symbolic corners and buildings of the city.

Starting from the oldest point of the Old Town we will begin our itinerary in a strictly chronological way and order crossing the San Anton church nd one of the 3 main original churches of the Old Town, explaining the place where the ancient square was, and the matrix of the medieval Bilbao.

I will show you some of the most iconic buildings of this area as the market or some of most ancient ones that are still standing. We will stroll through the 7 medieval streets with their characteristic traditional shops and bars up to the little square of the Santiago Cathedral.

Afterwards, we will leave behind the former walled part of the city to discover the other corners and squares of the rest of the Old Town, visiting the Unamuno and New squares, and after this the main park where I will explain you some of the most important buildings around that ancient beach by the tidal river.

Ikustaldia euskaraz ere egiteko aukera dago.

Meeting point
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How to find me: in the back of the Cradle House (Casa Cuna) by the Urazurrutia quay and the tidal river
Tour duration: 2 hours

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Ratings (11)

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Visnja blaskovic

19 days ago

Great tour! Danny was in details explaining history and modern Bilbao. We got to know so many interesting informations. The only thing we didn't like was his speedy, a little bit nervous presentation. Next time he should slow done because sometimes we hardly could understand him.

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Janet Windman

23 days ago

Danny was great! He gave us a wonderful tour of the old part of the city with its amazing history!! Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable!

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Catherine

1 month ago

We met by the river, the meet up point was accurate and easy to find. Danny was on time and we were the only 2 person on that day( which was great, felt like a private tour) Danny is very knowledgeable and friendly, he knows all the locals scenes. It was unfortunate that we have to leave Bilbao the same day if not we could have gone to all the places that he recommended.

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Pavel

1 month ago

Danny was a great host, told us everything possible about Bilbao and showed the major places and attraction. I could highly recommend him for any future traveler ;)

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Viktoriya

1 month ago

It was an exceptional history and cultural lesson given by so far the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide we have experienced. Danny is very proud of his heritage, city culture and architecture and sharing all this valuable information in short 2 hours. We feel in love with Bilbao thanks to Danny who gave us tons of tips where else to go, see, eat, and enjoy. Thank you, Danny

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Response from Danny:

Thank you very much Viktoriya! The pleasure was mine. It was amazing to have shown you mi city and to have shared such a wonderful time with you. I really enjoyed your company. I really hope to see u again soon, you are welcome to the Basque Country whenever you want.
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Txarli

1 month ago

Muy agradecidos de nuestra decisión final! No fue fácil elegir entre los diferentes tours que había en la no obstante, fue charlar informalmente con Danny antes de comenzar la visita lo que inmediatamente nos convenció de que estábamos en buenas manos. Se ve que ha recorrido la ciudad y la conoce en todas sus formas. Cultura, historia, arquitectura y gastronomía presentadas con entusiasmo y simpatía. Fue muy agradable compartir contigo esta visita. Gracias Danny! nos volveremos a ver!

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Response from Danny:

Muchísimas gracias Txarli. Fue un placer, la verdad. Ojalá volvamos a coincidir pronto, y que vaya todo genial por Barcelona.
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