Plaza Nueva
Plaza Nueva
4.5
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Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
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  • Casco Viejo • 3 min walk
  • Abando • 6 min walk
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom179,496 contributions
    Beautiful Plaza
    Plaza Nueva is a huge public square on the eastern part of central Bilbao. It's a classic Spanish public square with cages, shops and restaurants. It's a lovely spot for food as you'll be surrounded by beautiful neoclassical buildings and cute arcade.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 20 December 2022
  • on_the_go_98765
    18,350 contributions
    Could use a bit more landscape greenery to soften things
    This is the oldest surviving square in Bilbao and is surrounded by 60+ covered arches. Three levels of housing sit upon the arcade with their beautiful white French doors opening into the square. There is a language school there with a very interesting emblem on its roofline: a lion with its two human hands on either side of a shield. On Sundays, the square hosts a flea market and at other times, concerts and community events are held here. The covered arches are a great place to retreat from blazing sun (it was quite hot in July) and many arches open onto cafes, traditional taverns, and small shops. Seating is fairly limited for people who are not sitting at a cafe. The building style is Roman Neoclassical which, in itself, adheres to design simplicity and is a reaction to the excesses of Rococo style. Nice place to stop with our tour group but not for too long.
    Visited July 2022
    Written 8 January 2023
  • PJC
    Bristol, United Kingdom27 contributions
    Vibrant with lots of bar and food choices
    Spent part of a Saturday evening here before moving on to the old town. It was very busy with locals and tourists. I wondered if it might be a rip off tourist spot but it definitely wasn’t. As a vegetarian I had to try a few different bars to find pintxos that I could eat. Very vibrant and a good atmosphere
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 May 2023
  • Gerri K
    3 contributions
    Great spot to relax
    Nice little area to relax, go to a cafe, and let the kids run and play. I went Siri g a festival so it was quite busy and most stores were closed due to the weekend. Pretty area though and great for photographs.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Mark D
    Lagoa, Portugal68 contributions
    Place for pintxos, no flea market!
    This is a good place to go for wine and pintxos pretty much any time. You must EAT as well as drink to get a table on the courtyard. No, just drinking tables. There was NOT a flea market here on Sundays in October 2023, so do not plan on this in your itinerary.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
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Mark D
Lagoa, Portugal68 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a good place to go for wine and pintxos pretty much any time. You must EAT as well as drink to get a table on the courtyard. No, just drinking tables.

There was NOT a flea market here on Sundays in October 2023, so do not plan on this in your itinerary.
Written 21 October 2023
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mariegleerup
Los Angeles, CA113 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Excellent place to go in Bilbao for a bite, for entertainment, and for people-watching. We had dinner, and pinchos beforehand.
Written 8 October 2023
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Gerri K
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Nice little area to relax, go to a cafe, and let the kids run and play. I went Siri g a festival so it was quite busy and most stores were closed due to the weekend. Pretty area though and great for photographs.
Written 3 September 2023
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Catherine G
Nice, France1,160 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
We strolled in the streets in the old town.we founded this place completely by chance. There’s a lot of restaurants and terraces. The place is quiet because there’s no car here.
Written 18 May 2023
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PJC
Bristol, UK27 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Spent part of a Saturday evening here before moving on to the old town. It was very busy with locals and tourists. I wondered if it might be a rip off tourist spot but it definitely wasn’t. As a vegetarian I had to try a few different bars to find pintxos that I could eat. Very vibrant and a good atmosphere
Written 13 May 2023
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,805 contributions
May 2023
An average square dominated by restaurants. A lot of discarded refuse, including glasses from bars, on our Sunday mid afternoon visit. Noisy. Nothing to make it a standout.
Written 9 May 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson18,350 contributions
Jul 2022
This is the oldest surviving square in Bilbao and is surrounded by 60+ covered arches. Three levels of housing sit upon the arcade with their beautiful white French doors opening into the square.

There is a language school there with a very interesting emblem on its roofline: a lion with its two human hands on either side of a shield.

On Sundays, the square hosts a flea market and at other times, concerts and community events are held here.

The covered arches are a great place to retreat from blazing sun (it was quite hot in July) and many arches open onto cafes, traditional taverns, and small shops. Seating is fairly limited for people who are not sitting at a cafe.

The building style is Roman Neoclassical which, in itself, adheres to design simplicity and is a reaction to the excesses of Rococo style.

Nice place to stop with our tour group but not for too long.
Written 8 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,496 contributions
Dec 2022
Plaza Nueva is a huge public square on the eastern part of central Bilbao. It's a classic Spanish public square with cages, shops and restaurants. It's a lovely spot for food as you'll be surrounded by beautiful neoclassical buildings and cute arcade.
Written 20 December 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,783 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
The Plaza is at the edge of Casco Viejo (Old Town) in Bilbao. In August it is packed with people. There are a bunch of pintxos places in the plaza. Get there early to avoid the crowds.
Written 26 October 2022
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LargeWestMids
Stourbridge, UK213 contributions
Jun 2022
I eat at Restaurant Victor 1940 which served great food with a wonderful view of the square which enabled total relaxation and enjoyment with a couple of beers on top of the Menu del Dia!
Written 24 August 2022
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