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Bilbao subway system (Metro Bilbao)

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Bilbao subway system (Metro Bilbao)

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c/ Navarra 2 Bilbao Spain
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AbandoBilbao Metro3 min
Casco ViejoBilbao Metro6 min
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Bilbao Historical Tour
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Bilbao Historical Tour

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Discover the history of Bilbao on this guided walking tour. Learn about the city’s gastronomy, culture, architecture, and traditions while you explore the streets and feel like a local. Tour highlights include the Plaza Nueva in Casco Viejo, La Ribera market, Catedral de Santiago, Bidebarrieta (the central library), and more.
$30.16 per adult
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Vadim wrote a review Apr 2020
Murmansk, Russia17,841 contributions2,160 helpful votes
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The Bilbao metro has only 3 lines that converge at Casco Viejo (Zazpi Kaleak) station. Transfer from line 1 to line 2 at the station of San Ignazio. I went from this station to see the Biscay bridge (Portugalete). The 15 km journey took 25 minutes each way. The Bilbao metro is relatively new, running for only a quarter of a century. The stations are modern with glass exits designed by Norman Foster, who is now "sir". The price of a single ticket is from 1,4 to 1,6 euros. Round trip does not save money. The only chance to save money is to buy a day ticket for 4 euros. However, you still need to find a tourist attraction in Bilbao that you need to go to by metro, except for the Biscay bridge. Almost everything is within walking distance.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Ian C wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom23,884 contributions1,189 helpful votes
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Over 20 years after it opened, people have probably forgotten a time before the metro, one of Bilbao's major regeneration projects, opening in 1995. Norman Foster was in charge of the architecture, design and signage - not many architects have designed signage about a 6000 euro fine if you trespass on the lines - in two languages. It does mean that there is a consistent high design standard throughout. Most famous are probably his worm-like structures emerging from the ststions, now known as “Fosteritos”. Staying in Getxo, we use the efficient, clean, spacious modern metro to reach Bilboa. If you want to forget the architecture, the service and the trains are pretty good also - and a lot cheaper than London....
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Mobile359778 wrote a review Jul 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
An Exellent clean way to get around Bilbao and extended area. Being disabled I found it a fully accessible way to explore. Unusual in a City a environment. Good value for money.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Tracy C wrote a review Jun 2019
San Jose, California574 contributions48 helpful votes
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My friend and I used the Bilbao Metro to get to some key places during our stay. We got to see the Convention Center, Casco Viejo, the Guggenheim Museum, and Plentzia Beach. We were close to a station in Barakaldo which made the journeys even easier. You're able to buy paper tickets for one-way journeys using a kiosk. And you buy according to which zone you're traveling (3 in total). Very easy to use!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Heli P wrote a review May 2019
Helsinki, Finland4,049 contributions411 helpful votes
Built in the same period as the Guggenheim the metro is the work of famous British architect Sir Norman Foster as well as the airport. Central Bilbao is so small that the two metro lines travelling on both sides of the river to the Bay of Biscay mainly serve residents and companies in the suburbs. Many cruise ships anchor at the river opening and there is a ferry connection to Southampton. For sight seeing in the inner city the tram taking a circular route by the river is a good option as it passes many exceptional modern buildings.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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