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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.  Put Casco Viejo and other Bilbao attractions into our Bilbao itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • ! You'll find everything in this neighborhood: small restaurant; merchants of fruits and vegetables, pastries, cafes, museums, churches
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  • After repeated visits by our account, we take a guided visits offered by the City Council of Bilbao. Very interesting and recommendable. There are visits both in Basque and Spanish
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  • There is an old town with houses of more than 100 years and all streets musicians, street vendors, asta acrobatic attractions, many shops with opportunities and many bars and restaurants
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