Highlights of this tour
- Guggenheim Bilbao Museum (outside visit)
- The ‘city’s Underground
- The Isozaki Towers
- Old Quarter also called “Seven Streets.”
You will be picked up by your private guide and transport from the cruise port or your accommodation. During this wheelchair accessible Bilbao city tour, you explore the history of Bilbao. Bilbao has transformed itself tremendously over the past few years, evolving into the friendly but cosmopolitan and bustling city it is today. This day passes along the buildings and landmarks that have made the city famous.
Among these are the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, designed by the Canadian architect Frank Gehry (outside visit). Also included are visits to the ‘city’s Underground’, designed by Norman Foster, and the Isozaki Towers. Founded in 1918, the Isozaki towers first served as a warehouse. The architect wanted to create a gate as an entrance to the city to connect the Ensanche area and the river. Both towers are identical and have 23 floors. The big staircase represents the Spanish Steps in Rome. A must-see for the architectural lovers.
The day continues towards the Old Quarter, also known as the “Seven Streets,” as the locals refer to the small area of narrow streets and alleys. This part of Bilbao is characterized by medieval buildings, museums such as the Museo Vasco and Museo de Pasos de Semana Santa, Teatro Arriaga, historical churches such as Iglesia Santos Juanes, San Nicolás de Bari and of course the Santiago de Bilbao cathedral. This cathedral, built in the Gothic style, is also the center of Casco Viejo, where there are lovely terraces and shops. Another point of interest in Casco Viejo is the Mercado de la Ribera market hall. This modern market hall is located on the outskirts of Casco Viejo but is very recognizable by the beautiful Art Deco facade with beautiful stained glass windows. This old part of the city of Bilbao is particularly attractive.
In the Old Quarter, you will enjoy some delicious “pintxos” (not included), while the guide explains more about the city and the hidden secrets.
At the end of your tour, you will be taken back to the port or your hotel again.
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