Bilbao Casco Viejo
Area in Bilbao
Casco Viejo or Old Town is the medieval area of Bilbao, which used to be the fortified part of the city protected by walls until the 19th century. It is located on the right bank of the Nervión river. It is largely made up of Las Siete Calles, or The Seven Streets.
The old quarter is an area of incredible interest in Bilbao, and it is one of the most visited areas of the city, partly thanks to its accessibility connecting other neighborhoods in town. This makes Casco Viejo a natural stop in one’s explorations of the city; read on for the top ten sights you’ll find in this historic part of Bilbao.
This district is also home to some of the city’s most important sights: Catedral de la Asunción de Santander, Mercado de la Ribera, and the Plaza Nueva, surrounded by delicious pintxos bars.