Best Restaurants in the Casco Viejo Bilbao

Ola Michelin star restaurant in Bilbao

Bilbao’s historical centre for commerce, the Casco Viejo, is also one of the best areas to try some of the best food on offer in the city. But with lots of different restaurants to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming.  So we’ve pulled together a list of our recommendations. From traditional Basque cuisine, … Read more

The Ultimate Bilbao Itinerary (1-3 Days)

A man sitting pn a bench admiring the Vizcaya bridge in Bilbao

Does the perfect 2 or 3 day Bilbao itinerary exist? Well, after a few years living in San Sebastian and visiting Bilbao as much as I can, I’ve given it my best shot! A vibrant city, there are plenty of things to do in Bilbao, but a well-planned itinerary will help you make the most … Read more

Cider Houses in Astigarraga

Inside Gurutzeta Sidreria in Asitgarraga

Cider Houses have a long standing history in the Basque Country. And perhaps there’s nowhere better to experience Basque Cider than at one of the cider houses in Astigarraga. The small town on the border with San Sebastian has the highest concentration of Sidrerías (“Sagardotegi” in Basque) in the whole of Guipúzcoa. It’s what brings … Read more

Best places to eat pizza in Bilbao

Pizzeria Trozo Bilbao

In a city famous for its food, it’s only natural that there are a number of amazing pizzerias in Bilbao.  In recent years, the city has upped its pizza game, with numerous new pizzerias popping up. Some of them even winning prestigious national and international awards. So, if you’re in the Basque Country and fancy … Read more

Interactive Map of Bilbao

Map of Bilbao

We’ve created an interactive map below which contains the top things to see in Bilbao, our recommended restaurants, bars and other points of interest. You can click on each of the symbols to learn more about each place.  View the full size map here. Download the map to your phone Our map of Bilbao is … Read more

The Best Nightclubs in Bilbao

Back & Stage Bilbao NIghtclub

Whilst Bilbao may not have the vast nightlife scene of bigger cities in Spain such as Madrid or Barcelona, it’s not difficult to find a good night out in the capital of Bizkaia.  There’s a youthful vibe to the city of Bilbao, with the university bringing lots of students (particularly Erasmus students). And where there’s … Read more

The 5 Best Terraces in Bilbao

Rooftop terrace at Hotel Ercilla Bilbao

Whether you’re looking for terraces in Bilbao where you can grab a bite to eat, rooftops with impressive views over the city, or an outdoors aperitivo in the historic Casco Viejo, we’ve got you covered! Our guide below runs through some of the best terraces in the city. A visit to one of them is … Read more

Patisseries and Cake Shops in Bilbao

Pasteleria Arrese in Bilbao

In a city famous for its food, most visitors will have a spot of brunch or going for pintxos on their itineraries, but most don’t know that Bilbao is also famous for its sweet treats! In fact, the city has even been the birthplace of a number of delicious cake recipes that are still sold … Read more

Monte Urgull

View of Monte Urgull from La Concha Beach in San Sebastian

Situated in the heart of San Sebastian at the end of La Concha bay, Monte Urgull is one of the most significant landmarks in the city. It stands as backdrop to the Old Town, but over the years has also been the centre to some of the most historical moments in San Sebastian’s past.  Today … Read more

San Sebastian beaches

ondarreta beach in san sebastian

One of the things that makes San Sebastian (Donostia) a great city break, particularly in the summer, is the beaches on offer. Donostia is blessed with not one, but three beaches, all within easy reach of the city centre.  Whether you’re visiting in summer, winter or spring, visiting a couple of the beaches is one … Read more