Plaza Nueva

Plaza Nueva, Bilbao: Hours, Address, Plaza Nueva Reviews: 4.5/5

Plaza Nueva
4.5
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  • Casco Viejo • 3 min walk
  • Abando • 6 min walk
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,422 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
In the heart of the Old Town, this is a beautiful plaza surrounded on all four sides by ornate arcades and elegant stately buildings.
There are a number of ice cream bars and cafes around d the arcades and aplenty of seats in the plaza itself to have a drink.
I'd say it is absolutely buzzing in summer but on my visit, a cool April midweek afternoon, it was very quiet and there were guys clearing up the square after what was clearly a concert or event.
Well worth a visit though, a beautiful place.
Written 20 April 2022
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Keith G
Cirencester, UK14 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Fantastic square full of pinchos bars has a real buzz would highly recommend this part of old town. Pick any of the bars for lunch you won’t be disappointed
Written 7 March 2022
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Olivia L
36 contributions
Sep 2021
Great, nice, the history is there. Wonderful to see maybe once or twice. After that, nothing too crazy. The food is over priced inside the plaza but that is going to be anywhere in Spain.

Just look on the outskirts of Plaza Nueva. Enjoy the same food, cheaper price!
Written 18 February 2022
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Luanne M
Calgary, Canada64 contributions
Oct 2021
There's a great selection of cafes, bars and restaurants in this plaza. It's a beautiful setting for a meal of any kind.
Written 12 October 2021
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Joric M
Lisbon, Portugal189 contributions
Sep 2021
You will not be disappointed by the hundreds of pintxos found in the many cafes that line the interior of this plaza. They are a bit more expensive as they may be trying to charge more for tourists, but the ambience is tough to beat. Great energy in this place. You must try the pintxos at Cafe Bar Bilbao.
Written 27 September 2021
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LPHDK
Copenhagen, Denmark977 contributions
Aug 2021
We came by here on a guided tour and much to my surprise our guide said that many of the restaurants has really good food!

In my experience plazas like this has scrappy food and high prices... It is so nice finding an exception :-)

The plaza is a nice lively place for locals and tourists.
Written 31 August 2021
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
The square reminded me of Plaza Mayor in Madrid, it is a typical style in Spain in which there is a square in the center and it is kinda closed by buildings as a rectangle or square. Inside you can find many restaurants with outdoor seating but also benches for people to sit and relax. Of course all restaurants were full and not a single place to sit on a friday night.
Written 13 July 2021
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,701 contributions
Aug 2019
We visited during the week of Aste Nagusia in August 2019. Plaza Nueva was an epicenter of Basque music and dance. Yet even without the music and dance, the picturesque plaza, ringed by various eating and drinking establishments, was lovely to visit.
Written 6 June 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia22,399 contributions
Jun 2019
The main building on the square is occupied by the Royal Basque language Academy. Try to pronounce its name Euskaltzaindia in Basque and you will understand that this language should be taught by an entire Academy. The other functional purpose of the square is no less clever. The final of the Grand Slam Masters chess tournament takes place here. When academics and chess players leave, taverns, restaurants and souvenir shops open here. Therefore, tourists are constantly jostling here. People who like to buy old useless things like old coins and toys should come here on Sunday morning. You can get hold of a trinket at the flea market from the same Amateur as You, who did it 10-15 years earlier.
Written 12 April 2020
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Karl Peter Schilling
Tokyo, Japan22 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Great pintxo selection from the bars surrounding this typically Spanish square (but call it Basque to avoid offending locals)
Gets a bit too much weekends when families kids and loud drinkers take over the square depending how drunk or quiet you like your surroundings
Corona virus made this square really peaceful
Written 31 March 2020
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