Bilbao, Spain - We Will Return

Bilbao, Spain - We Will Return, Bilbao, Spain (B)

Bilbao! You surprised us! You are just not a Cruise or Ferry Port to only spend one day in prior to cruising.

Up until 1992 Bilbao was a polluted industrial city in decline and today it has been heralded as one of Europe’s best-known success stories – a vibrant colourful city that you want to spend time in discovering its charms.

Although we were there for 2 full days before embarking on a Repositioning Cruise to Panama we missed out on seeing a lot of Bilbao due to very wet weather.

A Basque tradition that should not be missed. Pintxos is different to the tapas that you can enjoy throughout the rest of Spain. Pintxos are different layers of food held together with a tooth pick which you are charged by the number of tooth picks left on your plate. Throughout Bilbao, there are many bars offering Pintxos as a little something to eat between glasses of wine or beer.

Since 1300 Casco Viejo has been the commercial hub of the city. Nowadays there are over 400 shops, 200 hotels and the gastronomic La Ribera Municipal Market. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Bilbao, Spain - We Will Return
Guide Location: Spain » Bilbao
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jane Dempster-smith
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • K2 Bar
  • La Ribera Municipal Market
  • Santiago Cathedral
  • Plaza Nueva
  • Museum of Archaeology
  • Iglesia de San Nicolas
  • Hotel Gran Bilbao