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Free Walking Tour of Modernist Bilbao
Activities in Bilbao

Free Walking Tour of Modernist Bilbao

  • English English
  • 1 hour 30

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!


Your free walking tour of Bilbao will start at the Arriaga Theatre, named after the local composer known as 'The Spanish Mozart'. And just around the corner, you'll find the church of St. Nicholas, and the famous Plaza Nueva, where the 'Bilbainadas' (a local musical style with songs principally about Bilbao and its surrounding towns) grew and developed.

Your free tour of modern Bilbao will continue to the Albia Gardens, a luscious green space in the Abando district. Not far from here, you'll find Plaza Moyúa, where you can contemplate the unique façade of the Chávarri Palace. A stunning architectural masterpiece!

Strolling down Bilbao's Gran Vía, you'll reach the city's Fine Arts Museum, whose modernist exterior competes for creativity with the nearby Guggenheim Museum, where our route ends. Before finishing the walking tour, you'll learn some curious facts about the landmark, which was designed by prestigious architect Frank Gehry. Finally, we'll say our goodbyes next to the adorable floral Puppy, the Guggenheim's guard dog!

You state the price

At the end of the free tour we invite you to pay your guide based on your level of satisfaction, since they are exclusively paid with the visitors’ gratuities.

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


Adults Children under 12
Free walking tour in English

Free walking tour in English

  • Adults

  • Children under 12


More Information


1 hour 30

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.