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Bilbao Ranking of Modern Architecture

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Bilbao Ranking of Modern Architecture

From US$ 50.97 per person

Learn about the families who lived in the great palaces of the Gran Via on this walking tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the city with a professional guide
  • Have a unique experience in a small group
  • Enter emblematic buildings
  • Enjoy a Pintxo-pote
Full description
At the beginning of the 19th century, a new modern and bright city was designed. The bourgeoisie wanted to follow the models of Paris and London in their efforts to transform the city. This is how Bilbao was created, or more specifically, the first "Ensanche", the first growth zone on the other side of the river at the moment when the city was involved in industrialization at the end of the Nineteenth Century. Don Diego Lopez de Haro, Lord of Bizkaia, founded the town in 1300. Now, the business center of this city is in Circular Square. The lime trees give shade and perfume to the Gran Vía, inviting you to walk, look at shops, and admire the facades. The tour includes: the inner beach of Bilbao, the statue of the founder of the town, the train station with its representation of the history of Bilbao, gardens, the most important banks of the city, the Chavarri Palace, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, the interior of the Bilbao metro, and a building known as the Alhóndiga. This is a walking tour for a small group and, at the end of the tour, you go for pintxos (pintxo-pot included in the tour).
  • Pintxo-pote
  • Professional guide
  • Entry to emblematic buildings (Chavarri Palace, the train station, Old Alhóndiga)
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Plaza Moyua, in central Bilbao, next to the fountain.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is nonrefundable
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Javier was wonderful! He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and personalized the tour based on his experience and even our interests.

October 27, 2019

Well, basically, it is a visit to the outside of the Guggenheim and, for those who have visited it with another tour, it is of little use. I honestly don't feel like recommending it.

October 23, 2019

La guía nos hizo la actividad muy agradable; llevándonos de un lado al otro de la ciudad con todo tipo de explicaciones y creando interés por la arquitectura de Bilbao. Muy buena actividad para conocer la ciudad con una mezcla de historia y de arquitectura.

August 25, 2021

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