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Visiting Plaza Nueva Bilbao

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Explore the most iconic landmark of Bilbao- the Plaza Nueva. Homing countless attractions to visit including clubs, bars, stores, and historical buildings, the square is the central hub of the city’ social life.

Explore the Plaza Nueva

Explore the Plaza Nueva

Plaza Nueva

Plaza Nueva

Located in the heart of the city, the Plaza Nueva is the monumental square of Bilbao consisting the most notables and historical structures of the town. Also known as ‘Plaza Barria,’ the square is named with relevance to the previously existing old square ‘Plaza Vieja.’ It features the most popular and significant buildings which include the Basque language Royal Academy ‘Euskaltzaindia.’ Enclosed with several arcaded buildings, arches hold traditional restaurants, taverns, and gifts and souvenir stores. Every Sunday the Plaza Nueva offers space for its traditional flea market which is famous for ancient coins, books, stamps, beautiful flowers, and birds.

Bilbao Cathedral

Bilbao Cathedral

Located next to the Plaza Nueva, Bilbao Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church consecrated in honor of the apostle ‘the Great Saint James.’ Built in the twelfth century, it reflects the architectural structure of the fifteenth-century Gothic cloister. The cathedral remains open throughout the year, but you can offer prayers only on the scheduled timings.

Plaza Nueva Bilbao Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Plaza Nueva is free to visit. But you need to book the tickets for touring the notable attractions and buildings. Book the tickets through this website and get fantastic offers and the best new deals. Pre-booking the tickets will save your time as well money. But be cautious while making the online payments. You can also get the tickets from the ticket counter available at the doorstep of the attractions.

How To Get Around?

Explore the Plaza Nueva on foot.

What Should I Wear?

Cotton fabric and light shades are perfect for summer months. During these months cotton leggings and tees offer great comfort. Pick bright shades of floral prints for autumn and spring season. Try to wear breezy clothes. Moreover, wear comfortable shoes, sandals, and sneakers as these are perfect for the pedestrian excursion. Having a sling bag is necessary so that you can carry all your essentials. In addition to these; include sunglasses, wiping tissues, scarf, and umbrella in your luggage. Carry plenty of thermal wears and warm clothes if you are planning to visit the place in winters.

Plaza Nueva Bilbao Facts

Best Time to Visit

The weather is quite attractive with moderate temperature and low fare rates during the winter months. Tourists choose these months to visit Bilbao the most. The Plaza Nueva is open for twenty-four hours throughout the year. It is closed on every Tuesday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and other national holidays. Avoid planning to tour the square on weekends and festive time as it is highly crowded.



Will I Need a Guide?

No. You will not require any guide. This website provides you with all the necessary information regarding the tour which guides you the best.

How To Get There?

Bilbao is also accessible through ferries. You can directly travel through car ferries available from Portsmouth. You can hire or rent any vehicle for getting around in the city. It is excellent for smooth and leisure outing. Moreover, public transits are available from the major sites. Metros are the fastest means to travel. Casco Viejo Metro Station is the nearest station for the Plaza Nueva. If you stay near the spot location, walking is good to choose for touring the spot. Bilbao offers multiple modes for getting into the city. You can select any of the means suited to your budget. Bilbao International Airport connects the city across the world with several airlines. Plaza Nueva is twelve kilometers away from the city airport. Hire any public transit, and you will be at its doorstep within fifteen minutes through route BI- 631. Bilbao serves the city with three varieties of trains. RENFE is the intercity trains available from Abando Station which connects Madrid, Vigo, and Barcelona. FEVE trains are regional rails connecting Bilbao to Leon and Santander. These trains are slow as they stop at every signal. Eusko Tren offers local services at an affordable fare. From the central train station, pick the route Hurtado de Amezaga Kalea for reaching the market square. You can also catch the bus for its central bus station. Buses and coaches are considered the most economical mode to travel. It takes ten minutes to reach Plaza Nueva from bus terminal via Botikazar Erribera.

Additional Info

Bilbao is a perfect destination spot to spend vacations with family and friends. Have leisure time with your closed ones in such a beautiful place. There are so many attractions to visit. It will be an unforgettable visit for you. Cherish the memories of such a mesmerizing place all your life. Book your tickets in advance as it will save your time and money. The market square is safe and secure but still, take care of your valuable belongings. Try to carry credit and debit cards instead of money. Do not stock all the money in one place.

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