The origin of the city
Starting from the most ancient part of the city we will begin this tour through the narrow streets of the Old Town crossing the San Anton bridge to go to the former Ancient Square, the commercial matrix of the city. Along this tours we will be able to admire the architecture of this old part of some of the most remarquable landmarks and corners of the area. After that we will stroll around the Seven Streets (Zazpikaleak) originally the only medieval ones. Once we reach the Santiago square where the Cathedral of Bilbao stands we will visit the rest of the Old Town where we will see the rest of important squares, buildings and iconic areas. We will end by the tidal river again, where the main park of the old town is situated surrounded by the buildings made during the XVIII. and XIX centuries.
On this tour I will explain not only about the buildings I will mention and describe some of the most interesting and important historical events of the city from its foundation in 1300 and the area as well as some of the most indispensable and relevant characteristics of the local culture and about the fascinating Basque culture and language to understand much better the city and its history with all the cultural context.
Some of the landmarks visited on this tour:
-The San Anton church and the bridge
-Arana Renaissance palace
-Remaining parts of the ancient Wall of 1334
-The Santiago Cathedral
-Unamuno square and the Basque and Archeologic museum
-The New Square (Plaza Barria) and the headquarters of the Basque Language Academy
-Arenal Park and the San Nikolas Church
-The Arriaga theater.
Descubre Bilbao, en un paseo desde el Casco Viejo hasta el barrio de Deusto, pasando por el ayuntamiento, el teatro Arriaga, el museo Guggenheim, los diferentes puentes del camino, la Universidad de Deusto, etc. Al llegar a Deusto, nos acercaremos al estadio de San Mamés y después a la Gran Vía y a la plaza de Moyua, así como al Parque de Doña Casilda, ¡Y os indicaré los mejores sitios para comer o comprar por Bilbao!
Os presento un tour en la ciudad de Bilbao para así poder conocer mejor la cultura vasca, la gastronomía y sus alrededores. Se visitará el vacío viejo de Bilbao, todo el paseo bordeando la ría, y se hará una visita al puente colgante y al mirador de Artxanda. Acabado con una degustación típica.
Walking tour and pintxos through old town!
We will start with a short visit to the main attractions of the old town, in a walking tour. As we get to know the city we will get in contact with one of the basque countries strengths: its gastonomy!
We will have four pintxos and three drinks (wine, beer,soda) included in the tour price including, for example, mushrooms, tortilla, chorizo and others.
-If vegeterian or allergens please let us know beforehand, vegetarians welcome!
-You are welcome to bring your pet as long as it is nice and is sociable, but some of the bars may ask you to stay in the terrace.
-Also welcome to bring kids under 2, without charge, we understand older kids will want to try pintxos too!
-if rainy bring umbrella, we will be outside!
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