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Free Tour - Modern and Contemporary Bilbao

  • Bilbao
  • Available in: Spanish, Euskara, English, Italian

About the guru Bilbao Free Tour Experience

PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDES WITH GREAT GUIDING EXPERIENCE IN BILBAO. Bilbao Free Tour Experience is the result of a collaboration between a team of professional tour guides whose area of competence is not limited only to Bilbao but to the entire Euskadi-Basque Country. Upon graduation in Tourism, Art History and other higher university degrees, since 2002 we are dedicat... More »

PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDES WITH GREAT GUIDING EXPERIENCE IN BILBAO. Bilbao Free Tour Experience is the result of a collaboration between a team of professional tour guides whose area of competence is not limited only to Bilbao but to the entire Euskadi-Basque Country. Upon graduation in Tourism, Art History and other higher university degrees, since 2002 we are dedicated to the outreach and dissemination of the artistic, cultural and natural heritage of the entire Basque autonomous community, as well as of its most important private and public museums. Our team has an extensive experience in the field of tourism, we have received tourists and travelers from more than 80 countries with tours available in 5 languages. We believe that a renewed tourism is possible and this is why we propose a range of initiatives in order to take care of the city and the environment. We also encourage the interaction between commerce and local culture with a more sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism. We are happy to guide you, to provide some advices and share with you our experience and our knowledge. We want to bring you closer to our city and help you get to know the most interasting places, explore them in details with respect to the environment so that you will discover the rich heritage and history of its streets, squares and spots.

About the tour

THE FINAL TOUR TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES GUGGENHEIM AN ICON OF OUR ERA. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR We tell you everything you always wanted to know about the Guggenheim and nobody explained it to you. Discover with us the two great transformations of Bilbao: one that everyone talks about and the other that few know. A walk through Bilbao of three centuries: XIX, XX and XXI. A mosaic of modern and contemporary architecture like few in Europe. In 1876 Bilbao approved the project of what we now popularly know as Ensanche. Dozens of architects, mostly Basque, but influenced by the international trends of the time, and under the motto "act local think global", shape one of the most elegant urban plots in Europe. More than a century later, the inauguration of the Guggenheim Museum and its overwhelming impact place Bilbao in the world focus of contemporary architecture and unleashes the construction of dozens of infrastructures designed by some of the best architects of our era. If you have already done the tour of the Old Town and its 7 streets with us, we invite you to continue your tour of Bilbao. A walk in which architecture and urban planning take over from history, absolute protagonists of a tour in which you will be surprised admiring some of the buildings that have made this city an architectural reference worldwide. GUIDING ITINERARY: Puppy (Guggenheim Museum) - Campa de los ingleses - Abandoibarra - Plaza Euskadi - Museum of Fine Arts - Doña Casilda Iturrizar Park - Gran Vía - Plaza Moyua - Diputación - Plaza Jado - Isozaki Atea - Jardines de Albia. PRACTICAL INFORMATION Groups of max. 15 pax. Because in addition to professionals, some of us are also neighbors and we believe that the future of the neighborhood and the city depends on taking care of it and respecting it. Because we do not want you to miss any of our explanations and because we believe that a close treatment will improve your experience during the tour. -We do not use amplifiers. We have nothing against it, we know its usefulness, but the Casco Viejo de Bilbao is not only a commercial and tourist area, it is also a residential area. Thus we do not contribute to noise pollution and we respect the rest of the neighbors. -If you have a reusable bottle, we recommend that you take it with you. This will avoid the generation of waste from plastic bottles. In Bilbao there are more than 300 public sources with high quality drinking water that deserves to be valued. MEASURES BY COVID-19 Important information We are taking safety and hygiene measures recommended by the health authorities in all Guruwalks: - Limited number of visitors - Safety distance between visitors - Mandatory own mask

Meeting point
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How to find me: On the esplanade of the Guggenheim Museum, next to Puppy (flower dog), look for the blue umbrella
Tour duration: 2 hours

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

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Eduardo

18 hours ago

Guillem explico muy bien el nuevo Bilbao, se nota que es un apasionado de su ciudad

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Mireia

3 days ago

Ha sido una auténtica pasada, nos ha encantado, Unai es súper profesional y nos ha guiado estupendamente

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Maria

3 days ago

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Diego

4 days ago

Flora fue una guia fantástica. Se nota su pasión por lo que hace.

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Response from Bilbao Free Tour Experience:

Muchas gracias Diego, ha sido un placer guiarles por el Ensanche. Un saludo a los dos!
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María

6 days ago

Un tour genial que permite descubrir la arquitectura del Bilbao del ensanche y hacerte una idea del gran cambio sufrido por la ciudad. Nuestro guía fue Christian: super amable y con gran conocimiento de la arquitectura e historia de Bilbao. Disfrutamos mucho su visita. ¡Muchas gracias!

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Response from Bilbao Free Tour Experience:

Gracias María, un gusto compartir con vosotras la visita...
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Nigel Gamboa

7 days ago

Unai, historiador de arte, fué un guía carismático con gran conocimiento local al crecer en la zona. El tiempo compartido fué sumamente enriquecedor y polivalente en temas de interés. Recomendaría el tour sin lugar a dudas.

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Response from Bilbao Free Tour Experience:

Muchas gracias por tus bonitas palabras Nigel! Un saludo a los dos
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