The Walk of Memory(Night Limited group)Stories of the city and its people

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Susanne
Quality Verified Registered on March 14, 2019

Hi there everyone! I'm Susanne from Athens, an official Tour Guide with a University Degree in Spanish history, literature, and arts and I've been living in Spain since 2015. I came to visit Bilbao because of the Guggenheim Museum, and fell in love with the city, so I decided, since the very "peculiar" summer of 2020 to offer Free Tours in English, to whoever would be interested to discover the real history and go beyond the touristic part of Bilbao. Via the GuruWalk platform of Free Tours, I can combine my passion for the city, for meeting new interesting people, and for making a living from what I love doing the most.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The Memory Walk (El Paseo de la Memoria) is an open-air- artistic walk along way the river estuary of the side of the Guggenheim Museum. Used to be a high industrial area, and now is the favourite place for a stroll. Having the Museum in its centre, bridges, buildings and sculptures are full of hidden stories, waiting for whom wants to listen.  
The walk is of a straight course of about four kilometres and very relaxing, mainly because of the time of the day chosen to do.  During an hour an a half, we'll talk about the Guggenheim Effect and why the Museum was built in Bilbao, the beginning of the Athletic Football Team, the stories of the bridges that we'll pass and about some even more interesting stories about its people whom lived in a city which has been transformed like no other, but wants to keep its memory alive. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Zubizuri, 480001, 48001 Bilbao, Vizca...
    Zubizuri, 480001, 48001 Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain
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    In the base of the Zubizuri / Calatrava Bridge on the Guggenheim side, right next to the Tranvia railway.

  • 1
    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Guggenheim museum
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Campa de los Ingleses Dock
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Deusto University Library. CRAI. Bilbao campus
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Euskalduna Palace

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Anna 27 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Very interesting tour. Susanne took the time to answer all kinds of questions (buildings, culture etc). She was very friendly and provided us a lot of tips concerning sights, restaurants & bars and book/movie. 👍👍👍
Ekaterina 27 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
It was a great tour, we liked that there was structure, the tour was really informative
Phil 22 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Thank you Susanne. We really enjoyed your company and the tour.
Lefteris 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Probably the best way to start your immersion in this spectacular city! Susanne gives you all the historical background that explains the "Bilbao Effect". In a very relaxing pace, we walked along the left bank of the river while Susanne was unfolding the pages of the history of the past 2 centuries, in a comprehensive and interesting way. Society, politics, economy... she has deep knowledge and answeres almost every question you might have! After almost 2,5 hours, i still had enough energy (and extra motivation) to discover more, by myself. I regret i didn't have the time to do one more of Susannes's tours... I strongly recommend it!
Olga 18 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Susanne is a very charming, warmhearted and educated guide, who tells a lot of interesting Details and Insights.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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