Bilbao Outdoor Art Walk

Bilbao Outdoor Art Walk, Bilbao, Spain (B)

Bilbao, Spain, is home to one of three fantastic Guggenheim museums (the other two are in New York City, USA, and Venice, Italy). I haven't been to the other two, but my trip to Bilbao was sure to include this one. However, the city of Bilbao itself is an outdoor art and architecture walk just waiting to be enjoyed. The green spaces, old buildings and churches, and various outdoor displays make this walk around the newer part of Bilbao a great introduction to the current culture of the city and finishes at the Guggenheim to top it all off.

Let's get started at the Jardines de Albia Lorategiak. Notice, most location names in Bilbao also come with a Basque translation. Bilbao is Bilbo, and this park is also called Albiako Loretegiak. Knowing both names can come in handy, as not all signs show both Spanish and Basque!

This is one of my favorite fountains ever. So simple, so serene, and I think a "raining umbrella" would be an excellent invention for hot days.

The Iglesia de San Vicente stands to the north of the park and welcomes visitors with its beautiful sculptures and gardens. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Bilbao Outdoor Art Walk
Guide Location: Spain » Bilbao
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Christy Swagerty
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Jardines de Albia Lorategiak
  • Iglesia de San Vicente
  • Colon de Larreategui Kalea
  • Moyua Plaza
  • via Ercilla Kalea
  • Txabarri Jauregia
  • Bridge of Pasarela Pedro Arrupe
  • Guggenheim
  • Maritime museum
  • Casilda Iturrizar Parkea
  • Museum of Fine Arts