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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  • Walking along the streets gives you peace of mind and at the same time you're falling in love with you cute and well maintained are dwellings, all are part of a beautiful harmony.
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  • Worth a stroll through the 7 streets, where both by day and by night there is a great atmosphere, where you can take number of pintxos.
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  • Very nice place to get lost walking without any map. Labyrinth type lanes and many bars and remains full. Keep in mind that in the afternoon most premises closed until 16:30. Go after that time
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