Alternative+Street Art tour, The other Bilbao, La Vieja, a walk on the wild side

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Susana
Quality Verified Registered on March 14, 2019

With a Greek passport but a Basque heart, I have loved Bilbao ever since I came here to visit the Guggenheim Museum, and I found the city of my dreams. The Free Tours give me the opportunity to meet new people and show them everything that I am passionate about in this town, the most beautiful in all of Spain. Join me on an alternative tour, and it is likely that you will also discover the beauty of the city, the so-called Bilbao Effect.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Bilbao La Vieja has coexisted with the Old City since its beginning; became the centre of the industrial activity in the late 19th and for the whole 20th century, because of the mines that were there.
Today, it´s the most alternative, multi - coloured, multi ethnic and most interesting neighbourhood of the city.
Art Centres and Galleries,
creativity - focused businesses, ethnic restaurants and bars, the whole gay night life, all these together form the most inter- racial district of the city. It is a warm and authentic district, gathering as no other the mixture of people and arts, natives and emigrants, the gay community, artists from all over Europe along with the local proud Basque people; all these people are happy and proud to live in Bilbao la Vieja. A great part of the tour is dedicated to the street art of Bilbao.
Join me in a very interesting, most alternative and less touristic tour, in which we'll discover the real life of Bilbao.

All my groups of guests are strictly limited to 9-10 person for a more personal and private tour and because of the Covid 19 measures. For that reason, please be punctual at the time and the place of our meeting, because of the limited bookings of every tour. 

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  • Meeting point:
    Erribera Kalea, 84, 48005 Bilbo, Bizk...
    Erribera Kalea, 84, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
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    Right outside of the Rivera Market, outside of the entrance with the escalators, holding a rainbow umbrella.

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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Teresa 21 Jan 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Susana fue una maravilla de guía. Te invita a conocer una Bilbao que pocos conocen, la Bilbao artística, la del pasado industrial, los cambios sociales y culturales de los últimos dos siglos. Su cultura es inmensa. Es un placer escucharla. Tiene todo preparado para explicar cada zona que ya previó contarte y lo hace con mucha gracia y hasta suspenso. Fue el mejor tour que hice en España. Me dejo emocionada
Colin 10 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
My wife and I had another marvellous tour today, the guide was outstanding and her local knowledge of the precinct was great and very informative. We learnt a lot and her english was excellent, my wife had a sore knee and the guide changed her normal route to eliminate some of the hillier areas around Bilbao, this was very thoughtful which we both appreciated.
Luca 01 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Susana has been a truly amazing tour guide. You could see deep knowledge, but even more importantly a true passion for what she does. She went beyond expectations. Highly recommended.
Leslie 31 Dec 2022
New York

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Travelled in group - Dec 2022
We enjoyed our tour very much and highly recommend. Visited spots we would not have otherwise seen and gave us an in depth overview of Bilbao history and culture. Really great!
Gonçalo 21 Dec 2022

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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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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