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Visiting Bilbao? 48 hours to learn about it

We tell you everything you need to know if you are visiting Bilbao. 48 hours to learn about a unique city.

Are you visiting Bilbao and do not know where to start? Not surprisingly, there are an increasing number of points of interest for tourists in the Bizkaian capital and it is difficult to choose which ones to see if you are only there for a weekend.

That is why we have decided to give you 48 hours and the names of the best places in Bilbao, so that you can make the most of your visit to Bilbao. Let’s get to it!

What you cannot miss when visiting Bilbao

There are three things you cannot miss if you are visiting Bilbao: its museums, its gastronomy and its architecture.

Museums for all tastes

When you think of Bilbao, the Guggenheim Museum is probably the first thing that comes to mind, but the truth is that “El Botxo” has a number of museums worth visiting.

In fact, we could say that the six best museums in Bilbao are these:

  1. Guggenheim Bilbao.
  2. Athletic Club Museum
  3. Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.
  4. Museum of Artistic Reproductions.
  5. Bilbao Maritime Museum.
  6. Basque Archaeological, Ethnographic and History Museum.

Gastronomy for all palates

If Bilbao and its surroundings is known for anything, it is for its Michelin-starred restaurants and its bars full of delicious “pintxos” (tapas).

Therefore, if you are visiting the city, you cannot miss sampling Basque gastronomy at one of the best restaurants in Bilbao.

At San Mamés, for example, we recommend that you try the restaurant in the San Mamés stadium, San Mames Jatetxea.

Unique architecture

And finally, whatever you do, don’t forget to stroll through the streets of Bilbao to enjoy its architecture. There are many emblematic buildings in Bilbao that you cannot miss, such as:

  1. San Mamés Stadium.
  2. The Alhondiga or Azkuna Zentroa.
  3. Arriaga Theatre.
  4. The Carola crane.
  5. Isozaki Towers.
  6. Guggenheim Museum.
  7. Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.
  8. Iberdrola Tower.
  9. Basilica of Begoña.
  10. La Ribera Market.

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