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Casco Viejo

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Address: Calla Zabalbide, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 94 415 16 33
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: An old, pleasant neighborhood best known for its open-air food markets...
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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This is the best part of Bilbao. Nice little roads offering many nice shops, bars and tapas. There is a little square here with amazing tapas!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is the best part of Bilbao. Nice little roads offering many nice shops, bars and tapas. There is a little square here with amazing tapas!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

No dislikes. You can do the Casco Viejo in half a day. Plaza Nueva is full of good tapas bars: try the Bar Bilbao. Take pictures of the tapas. They're fantastic. Note: Although Spain is noted for dining late, we found that most bars and restaurants in Bilbao closed at 10:30-11.

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Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Nice part of the Bilbao city with narrow streets in pedestrian zone. Full of people, sounds, shops, pintxos bars and street musicians that bring the atmosphere of this basque city directly to you.

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Torrevieja, Spain
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Pedestrian only area with narrow street full of interesting shops, bars, restaurants. Always look up our guide told us and it was true. The buildings are beautiful and as you wander round the streets you come across a variety of interesting shops to explore. The "El menu del dia" available for lunch is really good value with local dishes to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Bilbao is a wonderful city to visit and, similar to many European cities, its old centre, the Casco Viejo, is delightful to walk through with many interesting shops, great architecture and good places to eat. However I found the the more modern left bank more interesting - better bars and far more interesting modern architecture (and that's not including the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Old Town Casco Viejo is a great place to wander, immerge yourself with the locals pintxos trail, have a zurito or two, get lost in the Siete Calles and dodge the dreaded Bilbao drizzle!! I couls wander these streets all day, love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The lovely narrow streets of Casio video were delightful to explore. From facades of old establishments and houses, to a lovely cathedral, to the collections of people enjoying Plaza Neuvo or pinchos and laughter, to urban touches, like clothes put out to dry under umbrellas. Colorful with surprises at each turn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Bilbao is a wonderful city! The city, the people and the food are fabulous! Make time to see the city by foot and head towards the old part of the city - there are beautiful buildings, squares, cafes, restaurants, ice cream places, and musicians. Everyone gathers in the streets early evening and the place comes alive. It really is wonderful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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