GREEK TOUR The Old Medieval Bilbao and its history

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

Hi there everyone! I'm Susanne from Athens, an official Tour Guide with a University Degree in Spanish history, literature, and arts and I've been living in Spain since 2015. I came to visit Bilbao because of the Guggenheim Museum, and fell in love with the city, so I decided, since the very "peculiar" summer of 2020 to offer Free Tours in English, to whoever would be interested to discover the real history and go beyond the touristic part of Bilbao. Via the GuruWalk platform of Free Tours, I can combine my passion for the city, for meeting new interesting people, and for making a living from what I love doing the most.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Bilbao's Old city was born in 1300, in a small valley of just 3 medieval streets. Since then and for the next six centuries, the whole city gathers and develops maritime activity arounder the river, and now is called The Seven Streets. It's a small, dark, medieval town but also the biggest port in Northern Spain. Until the middle of the 19th century, here is where the history of Bilbao is created.
Together we'll visit:
- The Arriaga Theatre
- The Plaza Nueva
- The Unamuno Square
- The Seven Streets
- The Cathedral and its square
- The Torre Building
- The spot of Begona and the Txiciteros Box
- The street and the fountain of Perro
- The Biddebarieta Library
- And we'll finish our tour inside the Rivera Market.

All my groups of guests are strictly limited to 9-10 person for a more personal and private tour .
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:
    Arriaga Plaza, 1, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkai...
    Arriaga Plaza, 1, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
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    In front of The Arriaga Theatre, holding a rainbow coloured umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Arriaga Square
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Berria Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Miguel Unamuno Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    square of Santiago
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Riverside Market
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Santa Maria Street
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Old Town

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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NIKI 01 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Μια πολυ καλη ξεναγος παρα πολυ κατατοπιστικη σου δινει πληροφοριες για το Μπιλμπαο παλιο και νεο ,ιστορια πολιτικη συνηθειες και νοοτροπια των Βασκων.
Olga 28 Mar 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Susanne is a great guru, very professional and super knowledgeable! She shares a lot of insights that are not easy to find yourself. Strongly recommended!
PAPATSORIS 13 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Great guide who loves this city and its people! We learned a lot from her and totally recommend a guided tour with her!
Michalis 08 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Definitely my favourite guru walk to this day. Susana is an incredibly passionate person with tons of love for the city of Bilbao. She is very knowledgeable not only about the city itself but of Spain in general. We had very insightful conversations and a very pleasant experience. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to explore the wonderful city of Bilbao through the lens of an almost local. ☺️
Elena 22 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Susanne was fantastic to be in Bilbao with. Very knowledgeable and fun. She explained a lot about the history of the city and the sights themselves and went into detail on the different neighbourhoods and places. She had amazing surprises for us, took us into certain buildings, and made sure we learned and enjoyed a lot! She had also prepared suggestions for us where to go and enjoy ourselves further (also out of the touristic beaten route), all in all I couldn't have expected a more interesting and fun tour! Thank you so much!
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Who is this tour for?

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.