Seven places to visit in Bilbao that will captivate you

We tell you in this post 7 places to visit in Bilbao, in addition to suggesting that you try the rich gastronomy that Bilbao is characterized by.
We invite you, of course, to come to our restaurant Larruzz, among the dishes we offer, there are Basque recipes, with local products.

Seven places to visit in Bilbao that will captivate you

Bilbao is a city that has preserved the traditional Basque culture and has been able to innovate and evolve throughout the years. We suggest you seven plans to make during your stay in the city; seven plans that combine tradition and modernity.

Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao

It is the symbol of the great urban transformation that Bilbao has experienced in the last two decades.

This museum, designed by architect Frank O. Gehry and opened in 1997, is dedicated to contemporary and modern art, there, you can enjoy architecture, painting and sculpture.

Azkuna Zentroa (The Alhóndiga)

This is one of the most emblematic buildings of the city. It was formerly used as a wine warehouse, but a few years ago it was recovered and converted into a modern space for leisure and culture.

The building itself is a cross between the past, present and future of architecture and design. You should not miss its 43 columns, of different styles and materials that, for Philippe Stark, designer responsible for the renovation of the building, represent “the multiplicity of cultures, conflicts and beliefs experienced by humanity throughout its history.

La Ribera Market

Located in the heart of the old town, it is one of the greatest municipal food markets of Spain.

The Mercado de La Ribera has managed to maintain its essence throughout its long history, which now totals several centuries.

Its main value is the traditional quality, variety and freshness of the goods offered. If you fancy cuisine brimming with flavor and tradition, here you will find all the ingredients of our rural and coastal environment that make up the traditional Basque culinary recipe book.

This market was distinguished in 1990 with the Guinness Award for the most complete Municipal Food Market, being at that time the largest covered market in Europe.

The building, after its complete renovation, is still “the square” of a lifetime, a place you must visit in order to capture the essence of the city.

Athletic Museum, more than soccer

A museum that goes far beyond the history of Athletic Club of Bilbao. You will learn what Bilbao and Bizkaia were like in 1898, the year the Club was founded, and its evolution over the years.

You will discover a legendary club with a unique philosophy and values in the world of sport, through a reference collection with original pieces of all times, a feeling that transcends soccer. Don’t miss the tour of the Cathedral of soccer, the San Mamés stadium.

Doña Casilda Park

Romantic in style and built in 1907, Doña Casilda Park is the great green lung of Bilbao. It is an ideal place to relax and take a short break during your visit to Bilbao.

It has more than eight hectares composed by more than 1,500 species of plants and trees. In its enclosure you can also find the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao, another of the essential places worth visiting.

Strolling through the Casco Viejo

The Casco Viejo of Bilbao is also known as the Seven Streets.

This name comes from the seven main streets that originally formed it and that crisscross each other. Strolling along Somera, Artecalle, Tendería, Belosticalle, Carnicería Vieja, Barrencalle and Barrencalle Barrena you may discover the true essence of Bilbao, by going shopping in some of its stores, tasting some pintxos or simply relaxing and walking along the streets while you discover the monuments and architecture of this historic area.

Larruzz and its surroundings. An environment that will captivate you Enjoying Larruzz is also enjoying its surroundings. An environment that will captivate you

Enjoying Larruzz is also enjoying an environment that adds up.

In the middle of Paseo de Uribitarte, on the banks of the estuary, a few meters from the restaurant is the sculpture of Las Sirgueras, a tribute to the women who towed boats along the shore of the estuary with the only help of a towrope and their own physical strength.

Next to Las Sirgueras, we can see the Zubi Zuri bridge. If we cross it, in a few minutes we will arrive to the Artxanda Funicular. From the Artxanda viewpoint you will be assured of the best views of the entire city of Bilbao.

The centers of knowledge and culture are also very close to Larruzz. The University of Deusto located on the Avenida de las Universidades, the CRAI building (University of Deusto Library) and the museums Guggenheim, Bellas Artes and Itsasmuseum are a must on this cultural tour. Seven places to visit that will surprise you and are not very far away fron Larruzz.

In this gastronomic destination that is the Basque Country and specifically Bilbao, culture, sports and our history could not be missing.

In Bilbao, everything is close and you can walk from one end to the other.

Let yourself captivate by the gastronomy of this city! On your visit to Bilbao… Taste Larruzz.