Bilbao

Things to Do & Attractions in Bilbao

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River Maritime Museum (Museo Maritimo Ria)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Bilbao’s growth and its maritime history go hand in hand given the city’s 20th-century growth as one of Europe’s prominent port cities. The River Maritime ...  Read more

Guggenheim Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Inaugurated in 1997, Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, which was designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, is hailed as one of the most important ...  Read more

Alhóndiga Bilbao

Just a few blocks off Bilbao’s main Plaza Moyúa is one of the city’s most unique and surprising structures: the Alhóndiga Bilbao. The multi-purpose ...  Read more

Bilbao's Santiago Cathedral

Wandering the narrow medieval streets of Bilbao's Casco Viejo, you'll stumble upon the towering exterior walls of Santiago Cathedral. It is believed that the ...  Read more

Bilbao's White Bridge

Just south of the Guggenheim Museum resides Bilbao's White Bridge, yet another inventive structure in this city so known for pushing the artistic envelope. ...  Read more

Bizkaia Museum of Archaeology

This chronological collection showcases the history of Bizkaia with archaeological artifacts ranging from pre-historic times to the modern world. The ...  Read more

Casco Viejo

Get to know Bilbao beyond just its artsy image by taking a trip to the city's Casco Viejo. Dating back to Medieval times, this – the Old Quarter – and its ...  Read more

Church of the Sagrado Corazon

In the middle of Bilbao’s modern downtown stands this large Neo-Gothic monument, fortified with brick and stone and topped with a five-foot-tall bronze statue ...  Read more

Doña Casilda Iturrizar Park

Once Bilbao’s only central green space, Doña Casilda Iturrizar Park, with its tree-lined paths, bubbling fountains and duck-filled pond, remains the ...  Read more

Euskalduna Palace

The Guggenheim isn’t the only waterside architectural wonder in Bilbao; just up the river sits another impressive construction, the Euskalduna Palace. The ...  Read more

Flower Puppy

The shimmering panels of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum may capture visitors’ oohs, but it’s the giant Puppy that draws all the awes. Standing at 43 feet tall, ...  Read more

Funicular de Artxanda

For the best views in town, take the short and cheap journey to the top of Mount Artxanda via the Funicular de Artxanda. The almost 100-year-old rack railway ...  Read more

Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

You may think that the Guggenheim has satiated your appetite for art, but Bilbao has another museum up its sleeve: The Museo de Bellas Artes, or the Bilbao ...  Read more

Museo Vasco

Basque Country is more than just home to idyllic fishing villages, mossy green mountainsides and some of the world's best cuisine: it also boasts a rich ...  Read more

Plaza Moyua

Wandering Bilbao's streets, you'll inevitably end up crossing Plaza Moyúa. Also known as Plaza Elíptica, due to its oblong shape, this main “square” ...  Read more

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