Alternative&StreetArt tour, Bilbao La Vieja, an authentic part of the city

Duration: 2h and 15min
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 district of Bilbao La Vieja is located on the other riverbank of the Old City, the so-called "The Left Side" and has coexisted with the Old City since its beginning.  It became the centre of the industrial activity in the late 19th for its mining activity, and since the 70's until recently was the least favourable part of the city, its dark spot. 
Nowadays, 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 very proud Basque-speaking Basque society, the gay community, foreign artists, etc. are proud to live in Bilbao la Vieja.
For that, most of the Street - Art paintings have been created here, and 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 quite a few hidden corners of a very interesting and true to its tradition, neighbourhood, Bilbao's real life.
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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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Erribera Kalea, 84, 48005 Bilbo, Bizk...
    Erribera Kalea, 84, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
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    Waiting outside the entrance of the Rivera Market (El Mercado de la Ribera) where there's the Ribera Bar, and I'll be holding a GuruWalk sign.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Riverside Market
  • 2
    Outside visit
    saint anton eliza
  • 3
    Outside visit
    San Anton Bridge
  • 4
    Outside visit
    San Francisco
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Calle de Marzana
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Casa Cuna

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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Martina 09 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Susana hat uns eine fantastische Tour geboten. Es war sehr informativ, interessant, überraschend, mit viel Lebendigkeit und Herzblut. Susanas Tour ist sehr außergewöhnlich und besonders
Frances 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Susanne was great. She's full of passion, enthusiasm and knowledge about Bilbao. We went to places most tourists either wouldn't find or wouldn't want to go to without a local. Highly recommend!
Michelle 04 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We learned so much about a part of Bilbao we wouldn't have seen otherwise, and spending a few hours with Susanne was a pleasure. Would 100% recommend!
Stefania 02 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Susanne è molto preparata, empatica e gentile. Il tour è stato interessantissimo.
Carol 02 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Susanne did an exceptional job of sharing her vast knowledge of the history and street art of Bilbao while being engaging, enthusiastic and geniune.
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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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