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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Metro Station
“The old streets of Bilbao are packed with wonderful and friendly restaurants, bars and cafes. The variation of different locally prepared food and bar snacks is truly an experience not to be missed.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“The largest covered food market in Europe. Buy here fresh food and cook it yourself! You'll also find some restaurant and river views.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Theatre
“Bilbao's original theater and opera house from the 19th century. It's a petite theater but with a strong all year round program.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“2 minutes away from the attic, this square offers great atmosphere and some of the best pintxos in Bilbao. Classic places are the elegant Victor Montes or the authentic Bar Bilbao. More modern options are the Zorginzulo. An absolute must!!!!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Very popular and with great atmosphere. Good drinks and tapas with views over the river.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Establishment
“Plaza Miguel Unamuno, 4 48006 Bilbao 94 415 54 23 Parada de metro: Casco Viejo El Museo Vasco ha atesorado a lo largo de casi cien años de actividad un patrimonio que, en su conjunto, supera los 20.000 objetos, los cuales ilustran y reflejan los distintos aspectos que conformaron la vida y el quehacer cotidiano del pueblo vasco. Se pueden visitar las salas dedicadas al mar y la pesca, la cultura pastoril, la Ferrería de Lebalario, los oficios y artesanías tradicionales como la cerámica o el textil. Merece mención especial la maqueta a escala de Bizkaia y la escultura zoomorfa conocida como “Idolo de Mikeldi”, fechada en la II Edad del Hierro (S. V-I a.C) y cuyo original está expuesto en el claustro de este Museo.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bike Rental / Bike Share
“Desde aquí puedes tener una vista fantástica de Bilbao y ademas a un minuto del casco viejo si te apetece relajarte ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Premise
“Emblematic 19th century architecture, a plaza with great atmosphere full of classic and genuine pintxos bars and terraces. Can't miss it.”
  • 17 locals recommend
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Church
“Es una catedral gótica del finales del siglo XIV. Una rama del camino de Santiago de la costa pasaba por Bilbao; de ahí su nombre. Como particularidad, destaca su reducido tamaño. Es notable la puerta del Angel que accede al claustro. Está a 1 minuto andando del apartamento.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's one of best restaurants in town. Tasting menu with 10 plates for 80€/person.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Establishment
“In the area that was once the red light district of Bilbao, you will find a few bars and restaurants worth exploring. The Perro Chico is a safe bet for an evening beer overlooking the river. Lunch and dinner are also served. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Si buscas un sitio donde comer bien, este es uno de los lugares a los que puedes acudir. Platos elaborados. buena calidad.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“This is an antibar, but also a place where you can have a beer, a tea... read a book, meet friends in a very good ambience”
  • 15 locals recommend
Route
“The perfect place to drink something with local people. A lots of bars to drink or eat pintxos.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Casual and hip joint. Good bbq and mexican style food. A new classic in Bilbo.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“Hands down the best bread bakery in Bilbao. Artisan and high quality. I'm addicted to the chocolate brioche and you will be too.”
  • 12 locals recommend