Casco Viejo, Bilbao

Casco Viejo was once a walled city. Its colorful storefronts and lively nightlife make it a hotspot for locals and visitors alike. One local tradition you may see is a pub crawl in which Spaniards drink small glasses of wine called chiquitos and sing choral songs up and down the narrow streets. Three public elevators transport you to the top of the neighborhood, avoiding a challenging hike. To reach the area, take the Bilbao metro and exit the train at Casco Viejo station. Don’t neglect the tiny cantons, or alleys, that connect the streets, as they offer shortcuts and charm.  Plan your Casco Viejo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bilbao using our Bilbao visit planner.
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  • Absolutely must see in Bilbao. We were 4 days there, and despite bad weather, it was fascinating discover every corner and small streets.  more »
  • What a treat it was to explore the old part of Bilbao. In particular, Las Siete Calles was a maze of fun.  more »
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