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Casco Viejo

Plaza Nueva, 10. 2 Izda., 48005 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 15 16 33
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An old, pleasant neighborhood best known for its open-air food markets, where shoppers can buy some of the freshest and best-tasting fruit and vegetables in Europe.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (77 reviews)
“old town” (213 reviews)
“plaza nueva” (64 reviews)
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Plaza Nueva, 10. 2 Izda., 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Bilbo Zaharra
+34 944 15 16 33
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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

We did like it, though the newer part of the city I liked better. Full of narrow streets, little shops and bars, though somehow looked more touristy than newer part, hence less authentic in my taste.

Thank Ksksksksks
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We stayed in Bilbao from May 27 - 30 2015. The compact Casco Viejo, Bilbao’s atmospheric old quarter, is full of charming streets, boisterous bars and plenty of quirky and independent shops. At the heart of the Casco are Bilbao’s original seven streets, Las Siete...More

Thank Aury D
Reviewed 6 July 2015

The Old Town is actually a bit shabby, and no patch on some of the other old towns in other cities in Europe (Tallin, Riga, Vilnius etc,). But it is really remarkable for the stunning Bilbao architecture that is a wonderful hybrid of the modern...More

Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I found some great shops here! Pass up the T-shirt shops and keep looking. Try Artekale 35 for original ceramics, jewelry and leather crafts, and Amelie on Carnicería Vieja (no. 25) for beautiful clothing imported from France, reasonably priced. Owners of these shops were friendly...More

Thank Shelly6319
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We spent a good deal of time in Bilbao wandering around the old town. Lots of interesting sites to see and places to visit, but most of all lots of places selling Pintxos for not very much

Thank Dan_m_Kelly
Reviewed 2 July 2015

A nice place to wander with some old churches and quaint shops. Bilbao just celebrated the 715th anniversary of signing it's municipal charter on June 15, 1300. It's the largest municipality in the Basque Country and 10th biggest in Spain. The Casco Viejo is a...More

Thank mikecarp
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Busy and fun Old Town! Lots of shopping with great restaurants -- pintchos were wonderful!!!! They were great here and only got better as we went on to San Sebastion!!

Thank Don154943
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Good shopping, good eating, lots of historic fabric. It's fun to wander through the pedestrian-friendly streets and see things you just don't have at home.

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Nice place to walk around, eat or drink at the cafes and bars,visit the old buildings and churches. Colourful and lively atmosphere.

Thank loveleen817
Reviewed 29 June 2015

The whole area around the cathedral, including the "siete calles" is full of character and well worth exploring in detail. There are several interesting shops, restaurants and bars, and the covered market is very attractive.

Thank grafran
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Mari Loli G
26 October 2017|
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Response from Nikki D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I cannot be of any help. I was looking at the sights and enjoying the food, so didn't notice any hair salons of which I am sure there are many. Good luck.
Ashley G
17 November 2016|
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Response from yorkiejohn1 | Reviewed this property |
Likely to be cold and wet. Low around 6-8 deg C but that's warmer than UK.
Gwyneth T
2 November 2016|
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Response from Walter F | Reviewed this property |
Most probably rainy, cool weather but not freezing. Could be foggy as well.