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Free Walking Tour of Bilbao

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Delve deep into the stories and secrets of Bilbao's historic centre on this free tour of the best known areas of the Biscay capital.

Delve deep into the stories and secrets of Bilbao's historic centre on this free tour of the best known areas of the Biscay capital.

Free Walking Tour of Bilbao

Your free walking tour of Bilbao will start at the Arriaga Theatre, dedicated to a local composer known as the 'Spanish Mozart'. Just a few steps away, you'll find the San Nicolás Church and the famous Plaza Nueva where one of the best known 'bilbainadas' made his name. Have you heard this Basque music genre?

The tour will continue to the Begoña stairs: 316 steps - don't worry, you don't have to climb them - with a peculiar history. The stairs start in Plaza de Miguel de Unamuno, a square named after the Bilbao-born writer who famously defended the Basque country in a confrontation with a group of Falangists in 1936.

Dating back to the 1400s and one of the most historic areas of the old town, the Zazpikaleak or Seven Streets will be your next stop on your guided walking tour of Botxo, or 'The hole', as Bilbao's residents affectionately call their mountain-surrounded city.

After learning all about the history of the Biscay capital's other symbolic monuments, including Santiago Cathedral, you'll head down to the banks of the Nervión River to visit the famous Mercado de la Ribera, the biggest covered market in Europe. Your tour will finish next to the stunning Estación de la Concordia, one of the city's most beautiul train stations.

Important information

  • Groups with over 6 people will not be allowed to participate in the Bilbao Free Walking Tour.

Free tour of modern Bilbao

As well as this free tour of historic Bilbao, you can also explore the avant-garde side of the city on our Free Walking Tour of Modern Bilbao

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.


2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.


English speaking guide

When to book?

You can book up until 11 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.


Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Plaza del Arriaga.

Estación de la Concordia.

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Where does the activity end?

Estación de la Concordia.

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