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Taberna Plaza Nueva, Bilbao

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Marvel at the impressive neoclassical architecture of Taberna Plaza Nueva. Built in 1821, this square serves as an iconic landmark and is the central point of the city, featuring shops, restaurants, and accommodations. Wander through the arched entrances to the enclosed plaza, admiring the beautiful arcaded buildings. Don’t miss trying pintxos, or small appetizers of the local Basque cuisine, at one of the many bars that line the plaza. On Sundays the plaza hosts a traditional flea market and is a great place to find eccentric souvenirs. A visit to Taberna Plaza Nueva represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bilbao vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Visited a number of pixtos bars within the square. Each pintxo bar was unique, having different atmosphere, crowd of people and pintxos. For one pintxo and a drink, I paid between EUR2.50 and EUR4.50....  more »
  • Lots going on. Lots of places to eat and drink. Formal meals to snacks. The difference between the restaurants the locals prefer and those designed to catch the tourist quite easy to spot. We enjoyed ...  more »
  • Had our lunch and cocktails in the area. Its a place where locals and tourists go. One of the places to visit.  more »
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  • Buzzing and Busy. Bars and bookstalls. Beer and Bites. Lovely plaza plenty of choice for food and drink
  • Very nice and old place. Gives off a good vibe. Some more sun wouldn't harm tho.
  • Large open square with lots of cafe and small bars long the outside. Great to have a seat and people watch for a bit.
  • Really liked the place, especially the history that surrounds you, an easy walk to where you wanted to be. Friendly too.
  • A Wonderful square to eat breakfast in the sun. There are plenty of great bars in the square for pintxos and drinks.

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Where to stay in Bilbao

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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