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Free Walking Tour of Modernist Bilbao
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Free Walking Tour of Modernist Bilbao

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10 Melina Risolino
  • Free
  • English English
  • 1 hour 30 minutes

The Biscay capital is home to incredible avant-garde architecture. Get to know the stories surrounding modern Bilbao on this guided walking tour. What's more - it's free!

Free Walking Tour of Modernist Bilbao

Your free walking tour of modern Bilbao will start at the Arriaga Theatre, and from there, we'll head over to Bailén Street to learn about the history of the Concordia Station and a very special skyscraper. We'll then make a stop in front of Abando Indalecio Prieto Station to admire its stained glass windows.

Your free tour will continue to the Plaza Circular, where you'll hear all about Don Diego López de Haro before we make our way over to two of modern Bilabo's most iconic buildings: the Biscay Foral Delegation Palace and the Campos Elíseos Antzokia Theatre.

Not far from here, you'll find Plaza Moyúa, where you can contemplate the Carlton Hotel and the unique façade of the Chávarri Palace. A stunning architectural masterpiece! We'll then continue along Elcano Street, where we'll see the San José Church. At the end of the street, we'll reach Plaza Euskadi, where we'll raise our eyes to the sky to take in the spectacular Iberdrola Tower.

Our free tour will come to an end in front of one of the emblems of modern Bilbao: the famous Guggenheim Museum.

Important information

  • Groups with over 6 people will not be allowed to participate in the Bilbao Free Walking Tour.
  • Minors must always be accompanied by an adult. Each adult can be accompanied by a maximum of three adolescents or children.
  • This tour does not include entrance to any monument.

Free tour of historic Bilbao

As well as this free tour of modern Bilbao, you can also explore the old town and learn about the city's roots on our Free Walking Tour of Historic Bilbao

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


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.

More Information


1 hour 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking guide with expert knowledge of Bilbao history.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Bilbao).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).


Meeting point

Plaza del Arriaga.


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