Guided tour

Bilbao: Historical and Architectural Walking Tour

4.4 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: EXPLORA-NORTE
Guided tour

Bilbao: Historical and Architectural Walking Tour

Activity provider: EXPLORA-NORTE

From US$ 84 per person

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

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Greek
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

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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

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 7 reviews

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The guide made the activity very pleasant for us; taking us from one side of the city to the other with all kinds of explanations and creating interest in Bilbao's architecture. Very good activity to get to know the city with a mixture of history and architecture.

August 25, 2021

The tour brought us closer to the architecture and history of Bilbao! The guide was excellent and very responsive to our questions!

June 27, 2021

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

October 27, 2019

Product ID: 194093