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Casco Viejo

Address: Calla Zabalbide, 48005 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
Phone Number: 94 415 16 33
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Ranked #2 of 152 things to do in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Owner description: An old, pleasant neighborhood best known for its open-air food...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Owner description: An old, pleasant neighborhood best known for its open-air food markets, where shoppers can buy some of the freshest and best-tasting fruit and vegetables in Europe.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

By far best part of Bilbao! So cute! Loved the little shops! Particularly liked the Original Tea Shop.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

A must if you're visiting Bilbao. Great "Pintxo" bars at "Plaza Nueva", "Calle Somera" and "Calle Santamaria". Young al chilled atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I had lowish expectations of Bilbao as a town, but the Casco Viejo was great, with lots of interesting shops, plenty of pintxo bars and - for this night at least - the sight of grown people following a large electrically lit sardine around the streets. The whole place is small, intricate and fun. It felt genuine and different. I'd... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

the old town - a warren of narrow streets filled with bars, shops and people. worth a visit and a good place to sample the local speciality pinxtos.

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Biarritz, France
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311 reviews 311 reviews
58 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Guggenheim we walked along the river to the Old Town and wandered the streets to find a restaurant. There is lots of choice and everywhere is reasonably priced.

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Bilbao, España
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The old town of Bilbao, all pedestrian, plenty of shops and places to eat, Bilbao Cathedral, Etnic Museum, Historic Museum, all inside it, Sunday flower market at the docks of El Arenal, and saturday Flea market at tasty Plaza Nueva are 2 hints for the weekends.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love Casco Viejo! This is where e more unusual and interesting shops are during the day and bars on a night. I would definitely suggest this area for nightlife and to pick up some interesting souvenirs.

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Helsinki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Like almost everything in Bilbao, Casco Viejo is very handy to visit. You can easily walk the "siete calles" in an hour of two, even allowing for a couple of stops for drinks and pintxos. It gets busiest on Saturday nights when the locals are crowding the restaurants and bars. The sunday afternoons the restaurants are offering excellent lunches for... More 

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Itu, SP
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

After all, you have to go visit , even because there is not much to see in this city . Interesting, but an old neighborhood , and nothing more. Good choices of pintxos and Basque tapas , however nothing that does not exists better in Barcelona or Madrid. Only for walking, est, drink and watch old city

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

And interesting shops. Great restaurants. We had 3 course lunch with wine and bottle of water for €15 each. Great deal and delicious.

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