HOW TO GET AROUND?
In Bilbao you can travel by underground, tram and bus, it has train station, port and airport. Even so, we recommend renting a car since in the long run it may turn out to be cheaper than having to purchase a transport voucher, especially if you plan to visit the outskirts of the city. The car rental companies that work with Unocar have different collection points in Bilbao downtown, train station, port and airport.
WHAT CAN YOU VISIT?
- Guggenheim Museum. Designed by the architect Frank Gehry, it is defined as a futuristic palace on the banks of the estuary. It is one of the main attractions to visit the city.
- Old Town. If you are interested in getting to know the origins of Bilbao, the old town is a must see. It is composed of seven narrow streets known as Zazpi Kaleak. It has a medieval style that can be enjoyed during the day or at night.
- Market of La Ribera. It is considered one of the largest covered markets in Europe where, through an art-deco style, you will find the delicacies of the Basque cuisine.
Bilbao is much more than this, it is also essential to visit the Plaza Nueva, the Arriaga Theater, the Church of San Antón or the Ria de Bilbao among many more places worth a visit.
WHAT CAN I DO?
- Visit the Artxanda viewpoint. Are you looking for the perfect picture of Bilbao? There are a more than a thounsand places to photograph but nothing more spectacular than the scenic places that can be enjoyed from this viewpoint.
- Visit Guernica. No, we are not talking about the painting, but the people who inspired Picasso to perform one of his best known pieces of work. Nature, culture and tradition in a small town.
- Go trekking. The north of Spain stands out for the nature that surrounds it, so put on your hiker boots and walk! We have looked for an easy route like Pagomakurre-Gorbeia in Areatza. It is a short route but with spectacular views.
WHAT SHALL I EAT?
- Pintxos. If the plan has been to visit the old town, probably what you want now is a couple of pintxos (Basque tapas) accompanied by a good wine. With the pintxos you have the opportunity to taste miniature delicacies.
- Bacalao al pil-pil (Cod cooked with garlic and red pepper.) It is, undoubtedly, one of the Basque dishes best known internationally because of its exquisiteness and fineness of ingredients.
- Txipirones in their ink. The way it looks may hold you back a bit, but as soon as you taste it you'd even ask for another portion of it. It is a recipe to enjoy in the summer time.
- Bascook. Inside an old salt warehouse you will find Bascook, where they mix the tradition of Basque cuisine with modernity thanks to the creativity of the chef. You can not leave without trying their cod and one of their Basque cakes. Telephone: 944 00 99 77.
- Peso Neto. Modern cuisine in a special place with very good and exclusive atmosphere. They just a few tables. Phone: 944 36 01 90