Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo, Bilbao: Hours, Address, Casco Viejo Reviews: 4.5/5

Casco Viejo
4.5
Neighbourhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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09:00 - 13:30, 15:30 - 19:30
Monday
09:00 - 13:30
15:30 - 19:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 13:30
15:30 - 19:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 13:30
15:30 - 19:30
Thursday
09:00 - 13:30
15:30 - 19:30
Friday
09:00 - 13:30
15:30 - 19:30
About
An old, pleasant neighborhood best known for its open-air food markets, where shoppers can buy some of the freshest and best-tasting fruit and vegetables in Europe.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Bilbo Zaharra
How to get there
  • Casco Viejo • 2 min walk
  • Abando • 7 min walk
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435
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bigtwig
Ada, MI9 contributions
Apr 2022
The market was the highlight for me. They had excellent pinxtos at several vendors and plenty of seating.
Written 2 May 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,422 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Cisco Viejo is just lovely, a beautiful place to wander and brimful of lovely cafes, shops and gorgeous, venerable old buildings.
The highlight for me was the Cathedral which is well worth a visit and there are many other beguiling churches like Ssn Antonio. Plaza Nueva was also especially charming.
The real joy is just to wonder around though, its got such character and has plenty going on without ever bring overly crowded- though though I expect it will be packed in the summer heat
Anyway, a highlight of any trip to Bilbao.
Written 25 April 2022
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AnnieMac
Edinburgh, UK3,177 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We visited in February & the place was really quiet with no atmosphere. A few nice independent businesses but many closed. I’m sure it’s nice in the summer.
Written 8 March 2022
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Olivia L
36 contributions
Nov 2021
We loved just walking into Casco Viejo. It is the touristy part, but it is nice. Now my candid review? You need to be careful during ANY holiday ANY city. This was one of the safest cities in Spain I have been in, but I was almost mugged. I was saved by a good Samaritan, but don't have a lot of things in your pockets in big crowds. But please, don't let this scare you. I only say this for you to be more aware. Enjoy, have fun!
Written 18 February 2022
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Joric M
Lisbon, Portugal189 contributions
Sep 2021
You may bump into people because you are so busy staring at the architecture. Building lining the streets will have you in awe. Whether it be the doors, terraces, or roof tops, there is so much to see. Also, this area is loaded with pintxos food shops and bars. Take your time. Stroll the streets. People watch. Take lots of photos. It is a beautiful blend of several eras of architecture all in this area. Worth spending a couple of hours here when in Bilbao.
Written 25 September 2021
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divenuts
Utila, Honduras4,149 contributions
Sep 2021
A wonderful area to stroll around. Charming and authentic, lots of little alleys and picturesque squares. Highly recommend for wandering around in the late afternoon and early evening, stopping here and there for a drink and a pinxtos.
Written 15 September 2021
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paulgray1
Sale, UK405 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
This was an eye opener. We joined another tour and was lead around the old city by a guide who clearly loved the city and new it very intimately. Bilbao really is a lovely city -young and vibrant and we saw some beautiful buildings but more importantly saw the joy in the people’s hearts, it was a great tour.
Written 13 September 2021
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LPHDK
Copenhagen, Denmark977 contributions
Aug 2021
A part of our guided tour was an introduction to Casco Viejo. I could not stop smiling!

I just love all the balconies with beautiful flowers, all the colours and just the feel of the place.
Written 31 August 2021
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BKMomma
Los Angeles, CA72 contributions
Jul 2021
We stayed in the area. It might not have been quite as posh as other areas but being able to just go right out and wander the lanes, eat, browse, and just people watch made for the best experience. Definitely had more of a locals vibe than some old towns which may be more touristy. Definitely recommend coming here and allowing yourself some time to just wander and absorb the environment!
Written 3 August 2021
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Yvonne N
8 contributions
Jul 2021
Have loved exploring the Casco Viejo over the last couple of days. Each 'kalea' offers a new and intriguing slice of Bilbao life and architecture. Although there are many tourists here, like myself, it does not feel overrun by us, and a strong local presence still remains.
Written 18 July 2021
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  • Mon - Fri 15:30 - 19:30
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