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Casco Viejo, Bilbao

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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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  • Casco Viejo (Old Town) in Bilbao is a bit gritty and has a lot of graffiti but I enjoyed walking down the narrow streets and alleys. There are a bunch of pintxos bars to choose from. La Ribera... 
    Casco Viejo (Old Town) in Bilbao is a bit gritty and has a lot of graffiti but I enjoyed walking down the narrow streets and alleys. There are a bunch of pintxos bars to choose from. La Ribera...  more »
  • I visited Bilbao for 4 nights and 5 days last month in September, 2022. I spent 3 weeks touring 4 cities in Spain, Madrid, Bilbao, Mallorca (island not city) and Seville. The first thing that... 
    I visited Bilbao for 4 nights and 5 days last month in September, 2022. I spent 3 weeks touring 4 cities in Spain, Madrid, Bilbao, Mallorca (island not city) and Seville. The first thing that...  more »

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