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Berlitz Pocket Guide Bilbao

The world-renowned pocket travel guide by Berlitz, now with a free bilingual dictionary.

Part of our UEFA Euro 2020 guidebook series. If you're planning to visit Estadio de San Mamés in Bilbao to watch Euro 2020 matches, then this pocket guidebook provides all the information you need to make the most of your trip, from ready-made itineraries to help you explore the city when you're not at the game, to essential advice about getting around.    

Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is an ideal on-the-move guide for exploring Bilbao. From top tourist attractions like Plaza Nueva, Catedral de Santiago and the iconic Guggnheim, to cultural gems, including the cheerful Art Nouveau Bilbao Santander, a visit to the culturally rich Semana Grande festival and a stroll along the picturesque Arenal bridge, plan your perfect trip with this practical, all-in-one travel guide. 

Features of this travel guide to Bilbao:
- Inspirational itineraries: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, highlighted with stunning photography
- Historical and cultural insights: delve into the city's rich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions
- Practical full-colour map: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy
- Key tips and essential information: from transport to tipping, we've got you covered
- Dictionary: quick-reference bilingual language guide to help you with vocabulary 
- Covers: Casco Viejo; Ensanche (Plaza Circular and Plaza Moyua); Around the Guggenheim; The Basque Coast; Gernika; San Sebastian; Vitoria; Rioja

Get the most out of your trip with: Berlitz Phrasebook and Dictionary Spanish

About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.



Publié par
Date de parution 01 mars 2020
Nombre de lectures 2
EAN13 9781785732713
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 32 Mo

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How To Use This E-Book

Getting Around the e-Book
This Pocket Guide e-book is designed to give you inspiration and planning advice for your visit to Bilbao, and is also the perfect on-the-ground companion for your trip.
The guide begins with our selection of Top 10 Attractions, plus a Perfect Itinerary feature to help you plan unmissable experiences. The Introduction and History chapters paint a vivid cultural portrait of Bilbao, and the Where to Go chapter gives a complete guide to all the sights worth visiting. You will find ideas for activities in the What to Do section, while the Eating Out chapter describes the local cuisine and gives listings of the best restaurants. The Travel Tips offer practical information to help you plan your trip. Finally, there are carefully selected hotel listings.
In the Table of Contents and throughout this e-book you will see hyperlinked references. Just tap a hyperlink once to skip to the section you would like to read. Practical information and listings are also hyperlinked, so as long as you have an external connection to the internet, you can tap a link to go directly to the website for more information.
All key attractions and sights in Bilbao are numbered and cross-referenced to high-quality maps. Wherever you see the reference [map], tap once to go straight to the related map. You can also double-tap any map for a zoom view.
You’ll find lots of beautiful high-resolution images that capture the essence of Bilbao. Simply double-tap an image to see it in full-screen.
About Berlitz Pocket Guides
The Berlitz story began in 1877 when Maximilian Berlitz devised his revolutionary method of language learning. More than 130 years later, Berlitz is a household name, famed not only for language schools but also as a provider of best-selling language and travel guides.
Our wide-ranging travel products – printed travel guides and phrase books, as well as apps and ebooks – offer all the information you need for a perfect trip, and are regularly updated by our team of expert local authors. Their practical emphasis means they are perfect for use on the ground. Wherever you’re going – whether it’s on a short break, the trip of a lifetime, a cruise or a business trip – we offer the ideal guide for your needs.
Our Berlitz Pocket Guides are the perfect choice if you need reliable, concise information in a handy format. We provide amazing value for money – these guides may be small, but they are packed with information. No wonder they have sold more than 45 million copies worldwide.
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Table of Contents
Bilbao’s Top 10 Attractions
Top Attraction #1
Top Attraction #2
Top Attraction #3
Top Attraction #4
Top Attraction #5
Top Attraction #6
Top Attraction #7
Top Attraction #8
Top Attraction #9
Top Attraction #10
A Perfect Day in Bilbao
The Guggenheim Effect
Looking Down
Meet the Basques
Strangers welcome
Beyond Bilbao
A Brief History
Founding of Bilbao
Commercial development in the 15th to 18th centuries
Wars of the 19th century
The Haves and the Have Nots of Progress
20th century
The Transformation of Bilbao
History Landmarks
Where To Go
The Casco Viejo
Into the Casco Viejo: Plaza Nueva
Two Basque Museums
The Cathedral and the Library
The Market and the riverside
Bilbao La Vieja
Begoña and Beyond
The Ensanche
Around the Plaza Circular
Detours from the Gran Vía
The Gran Vía East
Around the Alhóndiga
The Gran Vía West
Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao
A walk through Contemporary Bilbao
Museo Guggenheim
On From the Guggenheim
The North Bank
City Hall
Up Artxanda
The University and Downstream
A lesson in Basque
Rivermouth/port and beaches/the seaside
Portugalete and Santurtzi
Bilbao’s beaches
The Basque Coast
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Guernika (Gernika)
Back to the coast
On the way to San Sebastián
San Sebastián
Casco Viejo
Monte Urgull
Playa de La Concha and Monte Igeldo
Rioja Alavesa
What To Do
Shopping areas
Department stores and shopping centres
What to buy
Opera, Classical Music, theatre and cinema
Live Music (Pop and rock and other genres)
Nightlife bars (for drinking not for eating) and nightclubs
Sports and activities plan
Cycling and other wheels
River cruising
Adventure Sports
Whale Watching
Spectator Sports
Activities for children
Museums and other sights
Parks and other spaces to run around
Bilbao’s Seaside
Escape Rooms
Day trips
Calendar of Events
Eating Out
Eating hours
Where to eat
Fish and Seafood
Vegetarians and vegan cuisine
Cold Drinks
Hot Drinks
Reading the Menu
To Help You Order
Useful words
To read the menu
Casco Viejo
Basque Coast
San Sebastián
A–Z Travel Tips
Bicycle rental
Budgeting for Your Trip
Car Hire
Crime and Safety
Embassies and Consulates
Getting There
Guides and Tours
Health and Medical Care
LGBTQ Travellers
Opening Times
Post Offices
Public Holidays
Time Zones
Tourist Information
Travellers with Disabilities
Visas and Entry Requirements
Websites and Internet Access
Recommended Hotels
Casco Viejo
North of the River
Basque Coast
San Sebastian

Bilbao’s Top 10 Attractions

Top Attraction #1

Museo Guggenheim
The symbol of the regenerated city. For more information, click here .

Top Attraction #2

Puente Bizkaia
Take the high level walkway across the river. For more information, click here .

Top Attraction #3

Casco Viejo
A dense cluster of old streets around the cathedral. For more information, click here .

Top Attraction #4

Artxanda funicular
Take this quaint inclined railway up the hillside. For more information, click here .

Top Attraction #5

Azkuna Zentroa
Warehouse-turned-arts-and-entertainment-centre. For more information, click here .

Top Attraction #6

Pintxos bars
Tapas are taken to another gourmet level in the city’s innumerable bars. For more information, click here .

Top Attraction #7

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
The most spectacular sight on the Basque Coast. For more information, click here .

Top Attraction #8
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San Sebastián
An elegant holiday resort built around a perfect crescent shaped beach. For more information, click here .

Top Attraction #9

Café Iruña
Drop into this classic Bilbao bar. For more information, click here .

Top Attraction #10

Museo de Bellas Artes
The city’s celebrated fine arts has a huge collection of art here. For more information, click here .

A Perfect Day in Bilbao


Breakfast with the best view
Many bars and cafés don’t open early and your best option for breakfast is in a hotel. If money is no object, have breakfast on the terrace of the Gran Hotel Domine, with its incomparable view of the Guggenheim. If you want something cheaper, go up to Alameda Mazarredo to Sua San at No 79.


River cruising
Spend the morning actively getting a feel for Bilbao. The best way to do that is to make for the waterside, the ria. Visit the Maritime Museum and then take to the water itself either in a canoe, a self-drive motor boat or on a guided river tour. Alternatively, hire bikes or ebikes and cycle down one river bank, cross over and poodle back along the other.


Whether you choose wheels or water, that should see you nicely to lunchtime – which you can put off until 2 or 3pm. Etxanobe

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