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Casco Viejo

Calla Zabalbide, 48005 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
94 415 16 33
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Ranked #7 of 53 Attractions in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Traveler Description: Casco Viejo The Casco Viejo is the Old Town and is the medieval barrio of Bilbao. The area was part of the walled part of town until the end of the... more »
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

In some ways, this is a typical old town, with its old cathedrals, narrow streets, shops, and restaurants. But it was striking to us in the number of locals who gathered (Plaza Nueva) on a random weekday evening. We saw kids playing ball with dads, moms standing and chatting while tending to their baby strollers--a mix of old and young.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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Holland
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190 reviews 190 reviews
113 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The old city is very animated. In the evening a lot of people is in the street to drink and eat tapas. Also around the Plaza Major.

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Medellín, Colombia
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165 reviews 165 reviews
52 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

If you walk the Seven Streets, the small and bigger plazas, the bridges, the entire Old Town, you'll feel how these Vascs lived centuries ago, and even better... how they still do! If you can do it during the city's festivities in August, you'll get an even better idea of how Bilbao was, is and certainly will be.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Full of interesting buildings, different styles of architecture and little bars and eateries full of local people. Clean and safe, even at night.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A tourist place that must be seen, a lot of pinxos place, a cozy place. Sure you`ll find a perfect place to eat.

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Herts
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203 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Most of the town's historic sites are located in or around this area. It is a typical European medieval town full of tourists, shops and restaurants. When we were there, most of the churches were closed, even the Cathedral.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Another old town, maybe little more locals than in most old towns but still it is just walking around and sitting in cafe's/bars at day time like in every old town, even thought the night life was good on the weekend (and dead during the week).

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved it .have a good wonder around in a day as well as night. Go to the ornate Market building.it has beautiful leaded glass windows and very clean.

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Helsinki, Finland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They serve nice breakfast here at different places close to the church. For dinner we didn't find any good restaurants during a week stay. We followed the spanish rule to eat after 10 pm, but since this is more a touristy area it is rather empty at 10 pm.

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