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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
TOUR OF THE OLD TOWN AND ITS SURROUNDING SPACES. FROM ITS ORIGINS TO THE MODERN AGE. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR For more than 500 years Bilbao was limited to the area that we now call Casco Viejo - Zazpikaleak (7 streets). It is fundamentally in that small space on the right bank of the estuary in which the town thrives until the final leap into the left bank in the second half of the 19th century. We will tell you its history, its urban development, we will interpret its architecture for you, we will get closer to the lives of some of the characters that inhabited its streets and we will have a pleasant time with countless legends and anecdotes. GUIDING ITINERARY San Nicolás (Arenal) - Plaza Nueva - Plaza Unamuno - Portal de Zamudio - Calle de la Tendería - Plaza del Consulado - Muelle de Marzana - Mercado de la Ribera - Cathedral - Palacio Yohn (Calle Santa María) - Fuente y Calle del Dog - Bidebarrieta - Arriaga Plaza - Arenal 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 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 useful, 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 fountains with high quality drinking water that deserves to be valued.
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