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Casco Viejo

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Neighbourhood: Bilbo Zaharra
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Address: Plaza Nueva, 10. 2 Izda., 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 944 15 16 33
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:30
15:30 - 19:30
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An old, pleasant neighborhood best known for its open-air food markets,...

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.

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Best pintxo bars

Plaza Nueva is full of pintxo bars. Some are good some are not so good. Gure Toki bar is one of the very best. They also have some warm pintxos which are very interesting.

Reviewed 2 August 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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490 reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Plaza Nueva is full of pintxo bars. Some are good some are not so good. Gure Toki bar is one of the very best. They also have some warm pintxos which are very interesting.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

So many bars and so may pintxos, we loved them, so tasty. We went with locals for beers and pitxos and it was the best experience ever

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I am not an art lover or particularly somebody who cares about art at all. However I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Guggenheim with its great and unique approach to the art. N.B Yoko Ono is a crazy woman.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

The Casco Viejo is one the famous '' parada en el camino de Santiago '' , and district the Cathedral is devoted to the patron of Bilbao. A beautiful building in Gothic style built at the end of the centuryXIV , but reconstructed in Gothic style at the end of the XIX century from the architect Severino de Achucarro. The... More 

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

The Casco Vieja or old town is a food lovers paradise. Stroll through the "seven streets" and you will find a myriad of tapas (Pinxos) bars. Brilliant atmosphere and such a choice. A safe place and wonderful locals any time of day. Tiny narrow streets, and lots of people enjoying themselves.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Pretty narrow streets, loads of shops, bars and nice architecture. The touristic brochure recommended Victor but it opened quite late so we had a couple of tapas at the bar, which was ok, and then moved to SORGLNGULO in Plaza Nueva where we had to die for calamari for pennies. Everything was quite cheap even the wine. We walked from... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Loads of cute shops and restaurants. Basically the same old part of any other city in Pais vasco. Personally I liked the old part in Gasteiz way more. Make sure you have a meal at one of the cute places though. I had a breakfast in Harralde - very nice croissants they have there!

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

great narrow streets, great bars and places for helado or pastry. It is hard to give a neighboorhood five stars, so I guess it is a four star neighboorhood, but i hope that the rating does not hurt the neighborhood's feelings.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Definitely worth the experience as it has many good shops and there are excellent pintxos in many old bars with great atmosphere.

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This neighborhood is very well worth the walk with nice weather, as you can pass by the different stores and enjoy the authentic character of the area. When you're around make sure to pass by Plaza Nueva, a nice marketplace where people now gather to play with their children of stop for a drink.

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