Where is the best area to stay in Bilbao?
Whether you are visiting Bilbao as a tourist or on business, the best area to stay is the city centre. If you look at a map of Bilbao city centre, you will see that from Plaza Moyúa to the Guggenheim museum, it takes just 8 minutes on foot. Using this as a reference, you will be able to see that all of the city´s main places of interest are within walking distance, including the old town, which can found on the other side of the river, the Museum of Fine Arts, the San Mamés stadium and Bilbao´s main shopping Street “Gran Vía”.
The city centre is host to hundreds of different restaurants and bars serving traditional Basque food. The area of Indautxu in particular has an unlimited offering of bars and restaurants, and the Abando area, along with the old town, are the best places for bars.
Public transport is not a problem when staying in the centre, with easy access to Bilbao´s metro for visiting the city, and many bus stops with connections to the airport.
Bilbao boasts several 5 star hotels which are relatively inexpensive compared to other large capitals, so a trip to Bilbao could mean you get the chance to stay in your first 5 star hotel.