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Bilbao BBK Live 2024 offers 8 unmissable activities to enjoy Bilbao

Mairenis Gomez

June 24, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Bilbao BBK Live 2024 is not only a world-class music festival, but also a unique opportunity to explore everything Bilbao has to offer

We know that Bilbao BBK Live 2024 It is a dream event for music lovers. July 11, 12 and 13 will be full of emotions with bands and artists such as Massive Attack, Jungle, The Prodigy, Khruangbin and Arcade Fire. But Bilbao has much more to offer, and here I tell you 8 things you can do in Bilbao during your stay at the festival.

Explore the Guggenheim Museum and its stunning architecture and contemporary art

We start with the Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry. This titanium building is an icon of the city and houses works by artists such as Mark Rothko, Richard Serra and Anish Kapoor. Don't miss its impressive façade and 20th century art collection.

From the modernism of the Guggenheim we move to the tradition of the Old Town and Bilbao la Vieja. These neighborhoods, separated by the Bilbao Estuary, offer cobblestone streets, memorable bridges and charming shops. Visit the Cathedral of Santiago, Plaza Nueva and enjoy pintxos and potes in its bars.

Savor the best of Bilbao at the Ribera Market

In the heart of Casco Viejo, Mercado de la Ribera is a place full of history and flavor. With its rationalist architecture and a wide variety of stalls selling fresh food, spices and typical Basque products, is a reference point for both locals and tourists.

Known as the “Duck Park”, Doña Casilda Park is the green lung of Bilbao. This beautiful natural setting has 85,000 square meters of romantic English gardens, a duck pond and a botanical garden. It is ideal to disconnect and breathe fresh air.

Experience local culture and art at the Azkuna Center

The Azkuna Center, formerly known as Alhóndiga Bilbao, is a former wine warehouse converted into a cultural space by Philippe Starck. Here you can enjoy exhibitions, events and the This is Basque Design Merkatua exhibition, which promotes local design and creativity.

Furthermore, in the Irala neighborhood, the English Houses will make you feel like you are in Notting Hill. These homes, designed by Federico Ugalde and Enrique Epalza, combine the neo-Basque style with a British touch, creating a unique link between both cultures.

We know that Bilbao BBK Live 2024 is a dream event for music lovers.

Discover the seafaring tradition in the Old Port of Algorta

And just 15 minutes by metro from Bilbao, Puerto Viejo de Algorta is an old fishing port with cobbled streets, white fishermen's houses and impressive views of Abra Bay. Enjoy pintxos, craft products and a dip at Ereaga beach.

Without a doubt, during Bilbao BBK Live, you can also enjoy Bereziak, a free proposal that brings the spirit of the festival to the most emblematic places in Bilbao. Artists such as Lisasinson, Nudozurdo, La Cámara Roja and Parquesvr will perform in spaces such as the Sala BBK and the Albia gardens.

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