Comprehensive walking tour Bilbao

Comprehensive Walking Tour in Bilbao

Walking Tour in Bilbao with a professional guide

Visit the world class Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and see the city's old town and combine this with the enchanting Santiago Cathedral. This tour will let you get to know Bilbao's history and learn about how the city reinvented itself.

The walking tour starts at the Begoña Basilica, a beautiful late-gothic church from the 16th Century, famous for its 24 bells that can produce seven different melodies.

We then head to the oldest building in Bilbao, located in the Casco Antiguo (the Old Qaurter): The Santiago Cathedral. The original building is gothic and from the year 1300 but it also has renaissance, neo-Classical and neo-Gothic elements. Admire also the Echevarria park, the Ribera Market (the biggest indoor market in Europe), and the old town.

Our next stop will be the Town hall, a stunning and richly decorated building. We will visit The Arriaga Theatre, The Plaza Nueva and The Regional Government building (Palacio de la Diputación).

We then continue to the Nervión River, where it is possible to enjoy the wonderful views of the Deusto University and the nice buildings in the area.

We now reach the highlight of the tour: the famous Guggenheim Museum - one of the most extraordinary modern buildings in the world, designed by Frank Gehry in 1997. The structure is inspired by the anatomy of a fish and the hull of a boat.

The Museum holds paintings of Picasso, Braque, Miró, Kandinsky, among others. It is well worth wandering around the building and admire all the elements that form this amazing site. Do not miss the Puppy, a 12- metres- tall living plant sculpture in puppy shape covered with 30,000 different flowers.

Our last stop will be the Bilbao´s Fine Arts Museum houses a wide and impressive collection that includes Gothic sculptures, paintings of Goya, El Greco, Zurbaran and Van Dyck.
Details and prices of the Comprehensive Bilbao Walking Tour
Duration of the Walking Tour
3-4 hours

Included on the Walking Tour

  • Private English-speaking guide (please write us for other languages)
  • Possibility: we can include entrance to the Guggenheim Museum and the Fine Arts Museum. It is also possible to upgrade the lunch to a gourmet experience.
Prices for the Bilbao & San Sebastián Tour
Prices from
19 €
for a private Walking Tour in Bilbao.

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