Bilbao (city), Basque Country, Spain
WALKS and SIGHTS in SPAIN
Tourist office, Plaza Circular 1,
ES- 48001 Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
Tel: +34 944 795 760, Fax: +34 944 975 761
Web: http://www.bilbaoturismo.net Email: información@bilbaoturismo.bilbao.net
Monday to Sunday : 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. / Every day of the year
Bilbao is the capital of Bizkaia/Biscay with over 1,000,000 inhabitants. Famous for architecture and the Guggenheim Museum as well as several bridges it’s definitely worth a visit.
There’s a huge new shopping area, but you might fancy more a walk along the river Nervión. Dogs are generally well accepted. I saw a lot of walks accompanying there human fellows some even off the leash. There bag-dispensers along the river in case you forgot your own.
Stroll around and explore the Casco Viejo or The Seven Streets (Somera, Artecalle, Tendería, Belosticalle, Carnicería Vieja, Barrencalle and Barrencalle Barrena) which is the oldest neighbourhood and the original nucleus of Bilbao. It forms part of the Ibaiondo district and holds the Plaza Nueva and buildings such as the Arriaga Theatre, Bidebarrieta Library, the Bilbao Stock Exchange, Atxuri railway station, Santiago Cathedral and the churches of San Antón, San Nicolás and Santos Juanes. Its commercial strength is reflected in five hundred shops, most importantly the Ribera Market, the largest indoor food market in Europe.
Especially the Somera street in the old town is a good bet to go. In almost all the bars we, dogs, are welcome too. There are plenty of facilities, shops specialised in dog products such as Belfos & Trufas with homemade cookies for us or bakeries such as Bertiz with a click-system for your leash while waiting or you’re welcome to join your humans outside at the terrace.
I felt just great visiting Bilbao with my human friends.