Popular Lettings in Bilbao
Highlights in Bilbao
- Ideal for culture lovers
- Lively nightlife
- Going for pintxos
- Magnificent beaches just a few kilometres away
- Urkiola Natural Park
Most popular in Bilbao
Prices and availability
Types of holiday rentals in Bilbao
Bilbao offers numerous rentals in the centre to enjoy the city. Located mainly in the vicinity of streets such as Indautxu, Abando and Alameda Rekalde, very close to the main monumental attractions of the city. You will find rentals with capacity for couples, families and groups of friends, fully equipped and many of them with parking, which is ideal whether you come by car or if you plan to rent one for excursions in the area. In addition, you will have the possibility of choosing a holiday rental with terrace, from where you can enjoy wonderful views of the river or the monuments, and the good weather while eating, having dinner or having a drink. What are you waiting for to book your rental in Bilbao?Why book a letting in Bilbao?
Its culture, one of the oldest in Spain, its typical cuisine, where the famous pintxos stand out, and the good atmosphere it offers make Bilbao one of the best destinations to enjoy a getaway as a couple or a holiday with family or friends full of unique experiences for all the senses. In addition, if you decide to book a holiday rental in Bilbao, you will have the opportunity to get to know the Basque culture, its language, Euskera, and enjoy the wide cultural offer that the city offers, with museums as interesting as the Guggenheim, Bilbao's main museum. And, although it has no access to the sea, the beach of Getxo is only 12 km from the city centre, and the Urkiola Natural Park 45 km away, which will allow you to enjoy both the sea and the mountains.
Holidays in Bilbao
The area and how to find your way around
The town of Bilbao is the capital and only town in the municipality, and with 345,141 inhabitants, is the most populated city in the autonomous community, being the head of the metropolitan area of Bilbao. It belongs to the province of Vizcaya, which together with Guipuzcoa and Alava, form the Basque Country. The village is surrounded by two mountain ranges with an average altitude of no more than 400 metres, which act as a natural border. The main municipalities bordering Bilbao are Sondica, Zamudio, Basauri, Baracaldo and Galdacano. The access to Bilbao can be done in different ways. Bilbao's Loiu airport has very good communications with numerous European cities such as London, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich or Paris. But you can also get there by train from many Spanish cities. If you decide to book a Bilbao letting for your next holiday, a great option is to rent a car to tour the Basque coast and its natural environment. El Urdaibai and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe are not to be missed.Shopping areas in Bilbao
For those who want to take advantage of their holidays to go shopping in Bilbao, the best thing is to rent a letting in the old town, an authentic hive of shops of all kinds: fashion, accessories, crafts, footwear, etc... But you'll also find numerous shops in the wider and more elegant avenues of the Ensanche area, such as Gran Via, Rodriguez Arias and the Marques del Puerto, an area known as the "Golden Mile", for concentrating the most luxurious shops in the capital.Zones to go for pintxos in Bilbao
If you want to enjoy Bilbao's cuisine in all its splendour, the best thing is to book your holiday rental at the end of Gran Via or in the surrounding streets, where you will find bars with a long tradition, such as Estoril, Ramona Taska, La masia or Viña del Ensanche.Walking areas in Bilbao
Bilbao also offers party areas for all tastes, with venues ranging from electronic music to commercial, rock, pop and alternative. If you travel with a group of friends and want to book a letting in Bilbao at the very epicentre of nightlife, the old town won't let you down. But the area of Las Pozas and Indautxu, Ledesma, Jardines de Albia, Mazarredo, Muelle de Ripa and Muelle Marzana are also very lively. The most outstanding discotheques are in the outskirts, such as Sala Sonora, in Astrabudua, and Sala Fever, in Bolueta.
Types of travellers and activities
Bilbao is a city with a lot of history, with many monuments to discover and museums to visit. Most of them very close to Holidu's rentals. If you want to immerse yourself in the city's past, don't miss the opportunity to see the Town Hall building, the Hanging Bridge, the Chavari Palace, the Ibaigane Palace, the Cathedral of Santiago and the Holy and True House of Mercy. As well as visiting the museums of the Guggenheim, the Pasos de Semana Santa, the Euskal Museoa-Museo Vasco, the Arkeologi Museoa or the Eleiz Museoa-Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro.Bilbao for lovers of good food
Basque cuisine, known worldwide, has the highest concentration of Michelin stars in Spain. No less than 28 stars in 19 restaurants. In Bilbao, restaurants such as Azurmendi with three stars or the restaurant Nerua, located in the heart of Bilbao, are two of the best examples of excellent Bilbao cuisine. A recommendable experience for lovers of good food, who will be able to enjoy dishes such as Marmitako, Bacalao al pil-pil or a la vizcaina and rich Basque meat. The well-known "Pintxo Pote" from Bilbao is based on going from bar to bar tasting the typical pintxo of each place, which includes a free drink. A good way to see bilbao at night and enjoy its atmosphere and the traditional bars of the city; La Granja, El Molinillo or Gure Toki. A fun experience that makes the culture of the city better known.
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Top 5 Recommendations in Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a contemporary art museum designed by Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry and located on Indautxu Street. It is one of the museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. And it is one of the best and most beautiful Spanish museums.2. Live the passion for football in the San Mames stadium
Athletic is a true religion in Bilbao. Every weekend you can enjoy the good sports atmosphere of the city and go to the Cathedral, the stadium where Athletic plays. The new stadium was inaugurated in its first phase of construction on 16 September 2013 and is the successor to the old San Mames. One of the best Spanish stadiums where you can enjoy the passion of football and the football atmosphere in a very special way.3. Sunbathe on the beaches of the Basque coast
Although the city of Bilbao does not have its own beach, it is very close to the sea. For family trips it is advisable to go to the beach of Sopelana, a quiet beach where children can enjoy water and various activities such as ping-pong, shovels, volleyball or football. In the case of traveling with friends, the beach of Baquio 28 km from the city, is the most suitable. With a youthful and surfing atmosphere.4. Enjoy the wide range of sports on offer
Surfing is one of the main sports practiced in and around Bilbao. The beaches of Sopelana, La Arena or Mundaka are known worldwide for being perfect for water sports such as surfing or buggy. In addition, football, considered part of the culture of Bilbao, is the most practiced sport in the city. Every weekend there are many amateur tournaments in which you can participate and enjoy an afternoon of football with friends.5. Live unique experiences in the Urkiola Natural Park
The Urkiola Natural Park is located a few kilometres from Bilbao. A place not to be missed by lovers of nature and active tourism activities. Scene of numerous stories, traditions and legends, this natural place offers the visitor the possibility of discovering landscapes of impressive beauty doing mountaineering, trekking, climbing or visiting its prehistoric sites.