May 23th 2024 | 2:43


Athletic surprises tourists with massive mobilization in Gabarra


Mairenis Gomez

April 11, 2024 | 10:04 p.m.

A party that transcends borders and brings together crowds

Living in Bilbao, I have witnessed many events, but what happened recently with the Athletic Bilbao exceeds any expectations. Imagine an entire city, vibrating in unison, with the chords of “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica resonating from a piano in the middle of Moyua Plaza. This is not just any day in Bilbao; It is the day the Cup is celebrated in Gabarra, and it seems like nothing else matters.

Almost nothing else matters when Bilbao celebrates

It is fascinating to see how an entire city can come to a standstill to cheer the Cup champions as they cross the estuary.. This event not only demonstrates the deep roots and love for our team, but also highlights Bilbao's ability to organize events of international magnitude that capture the attention of locals and strangers. The reactions of amazement and happiness from the tourists, many of them without having planned to be part of this party, underline the cultural and emotional impact of our Athletic.

A celebration that unites cultures and generations

Among the visitors, we find stories that transcend sport, such as that of the England Walking Football Team, whose members, affected by Parkinson's, found a reason for inspiration and joy in Bilbao. The Cup final was not just a football match; It became a celebration of life, improvement and intercultural encounter. Furthermore, the recognition and admiration for players like the Williams brothers not only reflect the sporting talent of our youth team, but also the power of personal stories that inspire fans around the world.

The passion for Athletic: a universal language

The passion for Athletic transcends borders, as demonstrated by conversations with fans from different parts of the world. From Manchester United fans, impressed by our team philosophy, to Portuguese and Panamanian visitorss, everyone is drawn to the energy and spirit of our city on days like this. Football, at this time, becomes much more than a sport; It is a bridge that unites people from different cultures, languages ​​and histories.

A unique experience that transcends sport and reflects the passion and unity of the city of Bilbao.

A legacy that goes beyond football

Finally, this event reminds us that Athletic Bilbao and its fans have a unique capacity to generate historic moments that go beyond the sporting field. The mobilization around the Gabarra not only celebrated a triumph on the field, but also demonstrated the power of community, unity and passion that characterize Bilbao and Bizkaia. On days like these, football becomes an excuse to celebrate our deepest values, those that make us unique in the world.

Living in Bilbao is knowing that, at any moment, we can be part of something historic. The celebration around the Athletic Barge is a clear example of how sport, culture and community are intertwined in our city, creating unforgettable experiences for locals and visitors alike. This event has not only marked a milestone in the history of our team and our city, but has also reinforced the pride and passion we feel for being part of this great Bilbao family.

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