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What are the best things to do in Bilbao?

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What are the best things to do in Bilbao?

We are visiting Bilbao for 8 days and wondered what there is to do other than museums?

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1. Re: What are the best things to do in Bilbao?

Hi Rebecca,

other than museums, I recommend you to wander through the old town of Bilbao, by the river and the Gran Via street (main commercial street of the city). You can also take the funicular to the Artxanda Mountain, from which you have some nice views of Bilbao. Another important thing to do in the Basque Country is, of course, enjoying its gastronomy. I leave you here a link where you will find some more information about Bilbao:


Nevertheless, if I had 8 days in Bilbao, I would spend half of them outside of the city. For example, take the train to Getxo/Portugalete to see the Hanging Bridge, take the bus to San Sebastián and to Vitoria. If you have a car, I would definitely recommend you to go to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe:


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Read the top questions on the right panel and see what interests you.

Bilbao has many restaurants that serve pintxos, which are delicious.


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