Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao, Bilbao

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Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao is a museum about life on the sea, from the perspective of the Bilbao estuary and port. Learn about the history of Bilbao and its development through the ages. Check out the ship models, nautical information boards, and video presentations. There are several interactive displays, including a map and a model of the fishing area. English translations are provided for each display, and staff members here are friendly and helpful if you have any questions. Make Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao a centerpiece of your Bilbao vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bilbao trip builder website .
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  • The Museum, in addition to exposing model ships and ships themselves, offers to the public of the great videos on the history of the city and a large model of the same. What stands out most is the incredible evolution of Bilbao that was illustrated through photos with great passion from a very helpful guy who works at the Museum. Recommended for families with children: there are many areas with learning games.
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  • I really liked this museum. Set next to the dry dock of the last working shipyard in Bilbao, the museum itself is on the ground and first floor of a modern building and a bit hard to find. The young m...  more »
  • The Museum allows to discover the evolution of Bilbao and of these shipyards the film screened in the first room is highly instructive. The Museum model ships in profusion, which makes the visit to the floor too long. Special efforts were made to lighting.
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  • Great place to bring your kids! There are activities for kids to do while you explore the museum with them! Entertaining for the whole family!
  • Probably would be better for locals. Though they have an app to help, visuals are in Spanish and Basque only. Tons of ship models, so I'm sure there are ship geeks who would love it. I learned a bit about the evolution of the river that was interesting though.
  • Nice to have a walk early morning along the riverbank
  • Very interesting museum
  • Nice museum

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Thanks to the Bilbao's safe and newly renovated metro system, all neighborhoods are any easy commute regardless of the city's characteristic rainy weather. The Casco Antiguo, or old quarter, is undoubtedly the heart of the city's and best place for trying the famous "pintxos" or small appetizers. Small boutique hotels and family-owned pensions provide affordable and convenient accommodation for those wishing to get to know this picturesque district. If you prefer a more tranquil experience away from the lively bar culture characteristic of the old quarter you might wish to stay in one of the many hotels that line the beautiful Nervión River leading down from the historical district to the Guggenheim museum.
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