Free tour

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

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

Hello everyone! I'm Susanne from Athens, and I came to Bilbao in 2018 to visit the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM and was captured by the hidden beauty of this fantastic Basque city. My love for the whole Basque Country is such that I became an Official Tour Guide to be able to offer tours to anyone would be interested to discover what I have discovered and enjoy Bilbao in its best. I 've joined the GuruWalk community since the summer of 2020 and so far, I had the chance to meet up hundreds of fascinating people, and that's the best thing about this job. Here, in Bilbao, we believe that "The Bilbainos born wherever they want" meaning that one does not has to get born here to be Basque and that's my case! Join my tour to discover the best parts of Bilbao and get to know a lot of stories about this very special nation, the Basques!

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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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Antony 21 Jul 2024

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Travelled in family - Jul 2024
Really, really excellent. Susanne is engaging, informative and friendly. She is able to give a sense of how the city has changed while explaining how it has affected the people who live here. Top marks and probably one of the best Guru walks we've done!
Etei 17 Jun 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in family - Jun 2024
Sussanne was great. This is a nice way of knowing the city in a different way, more creative and artistic. She has strong opinions, and she is open to share her point of view. It was fun and she knew some spots to get a great family photo.
Sue Cole 10 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Really interesting tour. Susanne was a great guide and it helped is to get a much better understanding of Bilbao
Bronwyn 09 Jun 2024

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Totally great tour for key history of Bilbao and the city it is today! If you love street art and murals this is for you.
Andrew 08 Jun 2024
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Susanna is great! Very considerate, very informative and super lovely. We enjoyed being with her mostly, the tour itself was also wonderful!
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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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