Bilbao Ribera Market Visit & Pintxos Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Mondays to Sundays 10:00am
  • Departure Details :
    Teatro Arriaga
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


During this 3.5-hour morning tour of Bilbao, I will show you mylocal perspective on the city.First, we will tour some of my favorite attractions, including the Parque del Arenal, Iglesia San Nicolas, Plaza Nueva, Plaza Miguel de Unamuno and Catedral Santiago. Ill share with you some fascinating stories about the citys art, history and architecture, while also taking you to some hidden secret spots where only locals go. As we stroll through theMercado de la Ribera, I will point out some of Basque Countrys most typical products and well have a chance to speak with the vendors who specialize in the latter. After working up an appetite we will visit some of my favorite pintxo bars totry the local speciality, pintxos likebacalao al pil pil, stuffed red peppers and fresh squid. We will wash these down with some refreshing beverages, including the effervescent local white wineTxacoli

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  • Meetme at Teatro Arriaga
  • Explore the theatre and then continue on a journey through the citycentervisiting some of Bilbaos most beautiful landmarks
  • Walk through the bustling Mercado de la Ribera and taste local specialities as we get to know the vendors
  • Finally, we will share a meal of Basque-style tapas (pintxos) and local drinks like Txacoli.

As aBilbao native and passionate foodie, you will be in good hands with me as your guide through the city. I will take you to some of the must-visit sites, but also to some hidden local hangouts, which are not known to tourists. During the market tour I will point out some of the mostclassic local foodproducts and explain how they are used in Basque recipes. We will also taste some of my favorite pintxos and drinks at a great restaurant specialized in authenticBasque cuisine.


  • 3 drinks (Txakoli, Riojacrianzawine, beer or soft drinks)
  • 5 gourmet pintxos (including the classicGilda,fresh cod in pil-pil sauce, stuffed peppers,bocadillitoatn con alegraand fried squids)


  • Gratuities (optional)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ribera Market, located beside the river estuary in Bilbao, is a reference in terms of shopping for the whole of Biscay. One of its many merits is to have been recognized in 1990 as the most complete municipal food market by the Guinness Book of Records, at that time being the largest in terms of traders and stalls and the biggest covered market as regards space in the whole of Europe, with a surface area of 10,000 square metres. Refurbishment work began en mid-2009 aimed at renewing its structure, stalls and services in order to remain a reference for shoppers in the 21st century.

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