Sights & Attractions in Bilbao and the Basque Country


Things to Do in Bilbao

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
In the early 20th century this was a municipal...
Stores / Malls Bilbao
Ascensor de Begoña
This popular Bilbao landmark is an elevator that...
Transportation Sites Bilbao
Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Begoña
Bilbao's most cherished religious sanctuary,...
Religious Sites Bilbao
Biblioteca de Bidebarrieta
This historic library and intellectual club was...
Libraries Bilbao
Catedral de Santiago
Bilbao's earliest church was a pilgrimage stop on...
Religious Sites Bilbao
Convento de la Encarnación
The Basque Gothic architecture of this...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites Bilbao
Estación de Atxuri
Bilbao's narrow-gauge railroad station at Atxuri...
Transportation Sites Bilbao
Estación de la Concordia
Designed by the engineer Valentín Gorbeña in...
Transportation Sites Bilbao
Funicular de Artxanda
The panorama from the hillsides of Artxanda is...
Viewpoints Bilbao
Hotel Carlton
Bilbao's grande-dame favorite has hosted top-tier...
Hotels Bilbao
La Casa de la Vila (City Hall)
Architect Joaquín de Rucoba built this city...
Architectural Sites, Government Buildings Bilbao
Los Jardines de Albia
One of the two or three places all bilbainos will...
Squares, Gardens / Arboretums Bilbao
Mercado de la Ribera
This triple-decker ocean liner with its prow...
Markets / Bazaars Bilbao
Metro Bilbao (Norman Foster subway station)
The city's much-cherished subway system opened in...
Transportation Sites Bilbao
Museo de Bellas Artes
Considered one of the top five museums in a...
Museums / Galleries Bilbao
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao
Described by the late Spanish novelist Manuel...
Museums / Galleries Bilbao
Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao
This carefully researched nautical museum on the...
Museums / Galleries Bilbao
Museo Vasco (Euskal Museoa Bilbao)
One of the standout, not-to-miss visits in...
Museums / Galleries Bilbao
Palacio de Euskalduna
In homage to the astilleros Euskalduna (Basque...
Convention Centers Bilbao
Palacio de Ibaigane
This graceful manor-house design is the only...
Houses / Mansions Bilbao
Palacio de la Diputación Foral
Architect Luis Aladrén created this intensely...
Government Buildings Bilbao
Palacio Yohn
Now used for the Centro Cívico de la Bolsa, a...
Castles / Palaces Bilbao
Parque de Doña Casilda de Iturrizar
Bilbao's main park is a lush collection of exotic...
Parks Bilbao
Plaza Miguel de Unamuno
Named for Bilbao's all-time greatest...
Squares Bilbao
Plaza Nueva
This 64-arch neoclassical plaza seems to be...
Squares Bilbao
Puente de la Ribera
This footbridge just downriver from the prow of...
Bridges / Tunnels Bilbao
Puente de Vizcaya
Commonly called the Puente Colgante (Hanging...
Bridges / Tunnels Bilbao
Puente de Zubi-Zuri
Santiago Calatrava's signature span (the name...
Bridges / Tunnels Bilbao
San Nicolás de Bari
Honoring the patron saint of mariners, San...
Religious Sites Bilbao
Santos Juanes
Distinguished for accumulating the deepest...
Religious Sites Bilbao
Teatro Arriaga
About a century ago, this 1,500-seat theater...
Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites Bilbao
Teatro Campos Elíseos
If you've come from Barcelona, this extraordinary...
Arts / Performance Venues Bilbao


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