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Historic Bilbao Free Tour - From the 7 streets to the Ensanche

Your Guru: BILBAO FREE TOUR EXPERIENCE
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  • Bilbao
  • Available in German, English, Spanish, Euskara, Italian
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

THE ART OF GUIDING. 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 ar... More

THE ART OF GUIDING. 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 advice and share with you our experience and knowledge. We want to bring you closer to our city and help you get to know and explore the most interesting places of Bilbao so that you discover the rich heritage and history its streets boast of.

About the Tour

Tour of the Old Town and surroundings of historic Bilbao. 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 that the town thrives until the definitive leap to 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 and heritage for you and we will get closer to the life of some of the historical figures that inhabited its streets.

GUIDANCE ITINERARY:

  • San Nicolás (Arenal)
  • New Square
  • Unamuno Square
  • Zamudio Portal
  • Seven streets
  • riverbank
  • Consulate Square
  • Bridge and Church of San Antón
  • Marzana Pier
  • La Ribera walkway
  • Seven streets
  • Yohn Palace Cathedral (Calle Santa María)
  • Fountain and Dog Street
  • Bidebarrieta
  • Arriaga (Arenal Square)


A 2-hour tour, without haste, without point-to-point races, so that you can enjoy the stories we tell you, but also the walk through the historic center.


Useful information for the traveler:
-Small groups
-We do not use amplifiers. We have nothing against it, we know its usefulness, but the Old Quarter of 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 way you 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.

- MEASURES FOR COVID-19 Important information. We are taking safety and hygiene measures recommended by the health authorities in all the Guruwalks:

- Limited number of visitors
- Safety distance between visitors
- Compulsory own mask

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Next to the entrance of the Church of San Nicolás (Arenal) you will see the blue umbrella

Tour Schedule

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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.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (240)

Susana Parra 05/10/2021

Pasamos un rato divertido aprendiendo cosas de Bilbao. El guía nos explico y respondió a cosas que le preguntábamos. Muy bien!!

Francisco Carvalho 05/09/2021

It was a great and safe experience! Highly recommended.

laura sanchez espinosa 05/02/2021

Una visita muy completa y amena

Martin haurane 04/22/2021

Unai nos hizo sentir como en casa. Una experiencia unica para conocer Bilbao!!

Antonela Bertaina 04/16/2021

El tour fue fantástico. Unai ensambló historia con datos muy interesantes durante todo el tour. El recorrido histórico es genial, se puede entender como se fue desarrollando la ciudad desde su fundación y si bien abarca muchos años en todo momento ha resaltado datos de interés que despertaron mucho nuestra curiosidad. Excelente guia, muy apasionado y sabe de todo! 100% recomendable

4.8(240) Ratings

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.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

4.8(240) Ratings