Artetxe

Carretera Enekuri-Artxanda km 7, Bilbao, Basque, 48014, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Bilbao

RIOJA country - the long haul

A travel blog entry by roundaboutus

5

... the main ridge and almost still echoe with the sound of mules and hand carts. The town hall is decorated with gigantic busts of towns folks, satirical and grotesque. one with spectacles peered down on us, another rather crudely satirised a North African migrant.

Walking back to the van we came across a gilded bird, the Spanish delight in keeping canaries and songbirds in inhumanly small cages near their windows. The pretty notes painfully tickled down onto the ...

Work Turns Into Pleasure

A travel blog entry by hstephens123

7

... and fantastic seafood restaurants around the city and leisurely walks along the coast to walk off the copious amounts of food and wine we were consuming. It ended on Friday after a 6 hour, 8 course seafood dinner monstrosity where around 2am I was afraid of falling into a drunken crab/lobster/shrimp/fish coma at the table and departed with the first group headed back to the hotel. The next morning I woke up with only 4 hours of sleep to work on my ...

Today I'm cheating

A travel blog entry by oldfool

2
11

... the streets were humming again.
The walk heading to the coast port of Portugulete from here is about 10 Km, is industrial and very boring, the book advises to take the subway. As I did at least 10 Km walking today, that will make up for the subway ride when I leave.
I am hoping for shorter distance walks between albergues and more choice of where I can stay. There are lots of pilgrims and the albergues fill up ...

Blog Number 3: Bilbao - Pintxos and The Guggie

A travel blog entry by sampsus

7
10

... impressive, did not match the grandeur of the building itself - did you know that it's facade is made out of titanium that is less than a millimetre thick? Incredible. We then went to have lunch at Nerua, a modern restaurant next to the Guggenheim that focuses it's energy on molecular gastronomy and the interior was incredibly minimalistic! We were greeted by the head chef who explained how the open kitchen worked before offering us Bilbao's take on gaspacho and a deep fried piece ...

The start

A travel blog entry by kstosch

3

... decades ago, but seeing it now I think it's a beautiful city. It's a strange mixture of very new and modern architecture (such as the Guggenheim) with the older, more Gothic style of architecture (Casco Viejo, the base of Bilbao and the oldest section). Also, for those who may visit, a little off of Casco Viejo is la Iglesia y Puente de San Anton. This is definitely the place to check out considering it's ...

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