Best Things To Do In Bilbao
Asturias, Catalonia, Castile… there are as many regions as you want, and it’s hard to say which one is worth seeing first, because each one is special in its own way. However, this time we bring a story about the Basque city of Bilbao. Gaizka Zuazo, director of the city design club, gave advice on how to spend the best time in it.
what to eat in Bilbao?
Bilbao is probably not an ideal city for vegetarians because they eat a lot of meat here, especially the famous uleton or T-bone steak. The meat is dried for 40 – 60 days, and then it is served with its own mini rotisserie on the table, so you can prepare it according to your taste.
For a particularly good lunch, you should visit the restaurant Asador Sugarra in the old town.
However, for something a little more special, take a short taxi ride from the center to Kate Zaharra’s restaurant, where you will enjoy excellent food and a fantastic view of the city. Be sure to order the delicious ones zamburinas (small scallops) – which are a specialty of the kitchen.
History and culture
Bilbao has experienced a great transformation: from an industrial city built on the cotton trade to a city where art and culture – but also tourism, or even expression. The opening of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997 had a big impact, but as in larger cities, an alternative artist and cultural scene is also developing in old industrial buildings, where owners charge low rents.
Noni life (but also football)
In summer and on weekends, many bars in Casco Viejo they stay open until 3 am. Cafe Bar Bilbao on the Plaza Nuevaza I recommend everyone, but for young people, I recommend Cafe Nervion. For dancing and live music, the theater bar Kafe Antzokia is a great place to hang out. Also, residents passionately support their football club, Athletic Bilbaowho, despite the policy of signing contracts only with Basque games, successfully performs in the highest level of men’s football.
For “fancy” entertainment, there is the Miro hotel, whose design is signed by a fashion designer Antonio Miro. The rooms here are not cheap, and a double room starts at 150 euros per night.