Bilbao, La Vieja, alternative tour & Street art

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

With a Greek passport but with a Basque Heart, I fell in love with Bilbao when I came to visit the Guggenheim Museum, and discovered the city of my dreams. Via Free Tours, I found the best way to both meet new people and show them around what I love about Bilbao, the Basque culture and life. Join me to an alternative tour and you'll probably discover the beauty of a fascinating city, the 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 Viejahas coexisted with the Old City since its beginning, because of its location right on the other side of the river estuary. Bilbao la Vieja became the centre of the industrial activity in the late 19th and for the whole 20th century, because it was there where the mines of steel and iron were.
Today, it´s the 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, artists from all over Europe along with the local proud Basque people, the gay community and all these people are happy and proud to live in Bilbao la Vieja. 
Join me in a very interesting, most alternative and less touristic tour, in which we'll discover the real life of Bilbao.
Needless to say that during all this walk, we'll be able to enjoy some of the most beautiful parts of street art 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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Maria 06 Dec 2022
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Travelled alone - Dec 2022
Susana fue una guía maravillosa! Conocimos otra cara de Bilbao, nos llevo a rincones maravillosos con mucha historia y arte! Muy recomendado
Noga 18 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Amazing tour. We learned a lot and saw a lot. Addressing the issues that interest us. Excellent knowledge and transfer ability. An in-depth introduction to the history of Bilbao. Lots of love for the city and a desire to share it with us. Don't think twice, go on a tour with Susana.
Thomas 18 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Really cool visit, you see stuff and get info on things you would normally never! She was also so passionate and kind. It was awesome, I really recommend!
Jacina 14 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
This was a fantastic tour with lots of information and stories that I didn't hear anywhere else. I feel like I left Bilbao with a much better understanding of its history and identity. Plan on the tour being longer than 2 hours. I had to leave a little after 2hours, before the tour was done, because I had something else scheduled that I couldn't miss. I'm not sure how long it went for, but it was longer than 2 hours. This tour is a mixture of facts and anecdotes. It gives a much more interesting perspective on everything.
Aoife 13 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Would highly recommend a walking tour with Susanna - we got to see parts of Bilbao that we wouldn’t have explored without her and learned so much about what was all around us - a wonderful city and a wonderful guide!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for 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.
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