Gastronomy trails to learn about the city
In addition to its cultural activities, Bilbao dazzles with its gastronomy, and it knows it! The seven streets in the Casco Viejo and its Plaza Nueva, Licenciado Poza de Indautxu street, the Albia gardens, El Ensanche neighbourhood, and so on are some of the possible routes to “ir de potes” (the equivalent of having a starter) in the morning, evening or at night. Although there are guided tours that combine pincho tasting and museums, below are some essential ideas to be able to devise your own “pincho to pincho” itinerary and learn in depth about this Basque city in the north of Spain. Casco Viejo. The famous seven streets in the oldest part of Bilbao and its surrounding area alternate between monuments, shops and a lot of bars where you can rest between purchases. Although the Bilbao Casco Viejo is open to innovation, in this area of pinchos, which are almost as traditional as its streets, it is a good idea to try: gildas (olive, anchovy and chilli), stuffed mussels, marinated cod skewer and chorizo al infierno, together with a vermouth or a good txakoli, a typical Basque white wine.