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7 Best things to see & do in Bilbao

  • Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

Cafe Bar Bilbao

  • Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

external view of Cafe Bar Bilbao, a tiny cafe with blue frontage

Experience

A local foodie institution, famous for some of the best pintxos in all Spain. Perfect for after a visit to Bilbao’s Guggenheim – it’s a 15-minute walk from there.

Good for age: 18+

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Bilbao Maritime Museum

  • Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

external view of entrance

Experience

Located in the city’s historic port area, this interesting museum explains the region’s rich maritime heritage, and Bilbao’s seafaring and shipbuilding past. Housed in the iconic Euskalduna Palace, it features a diverse collection of exhibits, historical artefacts, ship models, and interactive displays.

Adult price: 5

Good for age: 13+

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  • Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

external facade of the market

Experience

Ribera Market

One of the biggest covered markets in the world, this Basque food market is a lush, colourful extravaganza of wonderfully fresh produce.

Good for age: 18+

Basque Museum of Bilbao

  • Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain

Basque Museum of Bilbao

Experience

The Euskal Museoa is a Basque ethnographic museum celebrating the culture and history of one of Europe’s oldest peoples.  It offers a comprehensive journey through Basque history, culture, and traditions, through archaeological artefacts, traditional costumes, Basque language and literature displays, and interactive installations. Closed on Tuesdays.

Adult price: 5

Good for age: 18+

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