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Calzadaz with 3 kids

We were staying not far from the top of the steps so it was a pleasant walk down the steps into old... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom
Way of the Pilgrims

Calzadas de Mallona in the Basque Region of Spain starts with a small square followed by a long set... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Durham, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Went up for the great view and to loose some weight from the pintxos. Not much of a view. Went down with the lift. Need to buy a ticket 'elevator' for € 0.45 to get back in the Old City or walk down again.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We were staying not far from the top of the steps so it was a pleasant walk down the steps into old Bilbao. We never walked up as we were always heading home in the evening after a lot of food and always took the...More

Thank rearcardoor
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Steep and winding steps (or cobblestones) up to the gate to the ancient city - challenging ascent. Not a lot to see when you get there but enjoyed the climb.

Thank FairCityFrasie
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Calzadas de Mallona in the Basque Region of Spain starts with a small square followed by a long set of steep steps that mark the entrance to the old city. Picturesque photo opportunity, those climbing or ascending the steps need good footwear and steady balance....More

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you go here, be prepared for a real climb. Not recommended for people in bad physical shape. But nice view over the old town, once you get there.

Thank dag007
Reviewed 20 May 2016

These stairs run along some ramps that can channel water during the rain, and allow you to reach the heights of the Etxeberria Park and the Begoña area from the square below. Walk them up, or take the Lift at the Metro station (only 45...More

1  Thank Walter F
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Visiting the old town in Bilbao we were in search of a way to get the Old Cathedral Santiago atop the town and were directed to the Plaza Unamuno and the beginning of a climb up the Mallona Stairs. I lost count of how many...More

Thank steve w
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Steep climb but great views of the city from the top and on the way up. Not great if you have a buggy or pram!

Thank Lorry88
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We were looking for the "Hop on, Hop off" bus stop and were in the old town. We asked a lady who very nicely in Spanish (which we don't understand) pointed the way to the steps, as it turns out the Mallona Steps. We were...More

1  Thank Globalgadabout
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We were wandering and got disoriented. This and the steps were our reward and punishment. We were glad we saw it, but would not have sought it out.

Thank DonPaulo
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