Casco Viejo, Bilbao

Casco Viejo was once a walled city. Its colorful storefronts and lively nightlife make it a hotspot for locals and visitors alike. One local tradition you may see is a pub crawl in which Spaniards drink small glasses of wine called chiquitos and sing choral songs up and down the narrow streets. Three public elevators transport you to the top of the neighborhood, avoiding a challenging hike. To reach the area, take the Bilbao metro and exit the train at Casco Viejo station. Don’t neglect the tiny cantons, or alleys, that connect the streets, as they offer shortcuts and charm.  Plan your Casco Viejo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bilbao using our Bilbao visit planner.
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  • We enjoyed walking around, full of small Shops and calm streets. Cathedral is not so fantastic inside.  more »
  • The old town located on the other side of the Bilbao river is perfect for walking and seeing shops and then having a drink in the myriad bars and restaurants in the area. In addition almost all the streets are pedestrianized so you walk more peacefully with children and on the side of the river there are several playgrounds. We really liked
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