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Casco Viejo

During my getaway in Bilbao I stayed in a pension at the medieval quarter Casco Viejo or Las Siete Calles (Seven Streets). The streets are called: Somera, Artecalle, Tendería, Belosticalle, Carnicería Vieja, Barrencalle en Barrencalle Barena.

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These seven streets and the Cathedral de Santiago was the start of Bilbao city somewhere in 1300. Let me take you for a walk through this old part of Bilbao, ready?

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Cathedral de Bilbao Santiago was the heart of the city, surrounded by seven streets.

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Pièta in the Cathedral. There were people praying so I discretly took the pictures with my iPhone, not with my DSLR as I didn’t want to intrude.

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The back entry of the Cathedral. It has a monastery too.

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Busy ornemented high ceiling features arch form patterns.

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Iglésia de San Nicolás, Saint Nicholas Church built in the 19th century.

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In front of iglésia de San Nicolás you see this Parque Etxebarria (Parque del Arenal in Spanish). This park is situated on the Nervión river bank.

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The park is located on the right in this picture.

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Accros the park there is this beautiful neo baroque opera house called Teatro Arriaga. It is built in 1890.

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Walking back to Casco Viejo again, there is this square with a climbing street. This is not the only route to reach the apartments up there.

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Still on the same square but this picture was taken from another point.

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Iglésia de los Santos Juanes/Iglesia de San Juan, built in 1622.

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The entry of Vasco Museoa (Basque Museum) next to the Iglésia de los Santos Juanes.

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Plaza Nueva, read Beautiful Bilbao for more information.

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Plaza Nueva

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Plaza Nueva

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A fountain dated from 1800.

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The entry of Mercado de Ribera (Ribera Market). At the background you see the peak of Iglésia de San Antón.

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Ribera Market hall on the first floor, I love the stained glass.

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It is a beautiful and very clean market but it is not as big as I expected.

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One thing I miss is the typical market hustle and bustle. Perhaps I came way too early there at 7.30 am.

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A fountain at Plaza de Pierro. All street boards in Bilbao look like this on on the picture, light blue with a frame.

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A couple just got married!

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Iglésia de San Antón on the other side of Mercado de Ribera.

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Me against the wall of Iglésia de San Antón. I hope you enjoyed the walk. See you at Guggenheim Museum!

Read my other posts about Bilbao:
Beautiful Bilbao
A visit to Guggenheim
Alhóndiga Bilbao
Culinary tour Bilbao

Note: square formed pictures were taken with iPhone, others in DSLR.

Sources:
Casco Viejo map is from Bilbaotenderiaflat
Information Casco Viejo several guidebooks

15 thoughts on “Casco Viejo

  1. Jadi sistem apartemen itu sudah aja sejak jaman dahulu sekali di eropa ya mbak? Maksudku kalau lihat di TV banyak bangunan tua yang berfungsi (atau telah difungsikan?) Jadi apartemen. Sepertinya setiap sudut kotanya menarik

    • Dikota besar dari jaman dulu memang sudah lumrah ada apartemen. Cuma untuk orang jaman sekarang agak ribet tinggal di apartemen kuno karena biasanya jarang ada lift keatas😉

      • wah 3km mah dekat. Tiap hari aku juga jalan sejauh itu. Anehnya pernah baca blog orang Indonesia. Dia ngeluh gara2 dari stasiun subway ke Stadion Camp Nou itu jaraknya jauh. Pas aku cek, ternyata cuma 1,1 km! emang males jalan aja itu orang😀 .

        • Casco Viejo di Indonesi itu seperti 1 RW lah besarnya. Cuma tiap hari waktu di Bilbao aku ada kali jalan kaki 8 – 10 km keliling kota 😃, jalannya naik turun pula. Biasa kalo citytrip banyak jalan kaki, biar bisa liat banyak.

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