I’ve designed an algorithm that selects the top select attractions in Bilbao based on their historical/cultural significance, price, and reviews, and creates a travel plan based on proximity. I’d love to hear in the comments how your trip goes and if you have any feedback, as I’m always looking to improve my algorithm.

Map of things to do in Bilbao

Day 1

1. Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

  • Tue-Sun: 10:00am-8:00pm

Why you should visit: “Notable for the lengthy period it covers (from the 12th century to the present day) and the extraordinary variety of art works acquired since its inception, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum collection currently boasts more than ten thousand works including 1,500 paintings, 400 sculptures, more than 6,500 works on paper and 1,000 pieces of art applied..”

Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao

2. Plaza de San José

Plaza de San José

3. Plaza Moyúa

Plaza Moyúa

Day 2

4. Plaza de La Salve

Plaza de La Salve

5. Jardines de Albia


Jardines de Albia

6. Plaza de la Convivencia

\Plaza de la Convivencia

7. Plaza del Ensanche

City park! Get some fresh air in Plaza del Ensanche.

Plaza del Ensanche

8. Plaza de Jado

Plaza de Jado

9. Teatro Campos Elíseos

Teatro Campos Elíseos

Day 3: People Watching and Photography in Plazas

10. Plaza del Funicular / Funikularreko plaza

11. Plaza Pío Baroja

Plaza Pío Baroja

12. Plaza Ernesto Erkoreka

Plaza Ernesto Erkoreka

13. Plaza Venezuela


Plaza Venezuela

14. Plaza Circular

Plaza Circular

Day 4:  People Watching and Photography in Plazas

15. Plaza Bizkaia

16. Galería Alhóndiga

Art gallery.

Galería Alhóndiga

17. Plaza Arriquíbar

City park! Experience the great outdoors in Plaza Arriquíbar.

Plaza Arriquíbar

18. Plaza de Eguillor

Plaza de Eguillor

19. Plaza Zabalburu

Plaza Zabalburu

20. Parque Amézola


Parque Amézola

Day 5

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21. Etxebarria Parkea

City park! Nothing beats Etxebarria Parkea.

Etxebarria Parkea

22. Plazuela de San Nicolás

Plazuela de San Nicolás

23. El Arenal

City park! Unwind in El Arenal.

El Arenal

24. Arriaga Plaza

Arriaga Plaza

25. Teatro Arriaga

“The Arriaga antzokia in basque or Teatro Arriaga in Spanish is an opera house in Bilbao, Spain. It was built in Neo-baroque style by architect Joaquín Rucoba in 1890, the same architect that built the city hall.”

Teatro Arriaga

26. Hirukigunea | El Triangulo


27. Plaza Nueva / Plaza Barria

“The Plaza Nueva or Plaza Barria (New Square) of Bilbao is a monumental square of Neoclassical style built in 1821. Its name comes from the previously existing Plaza Vieja or Old Square in the place where the Ribera Market was built.”
Plaza Nueva / Plaza Barria

28. Plaza de Miguel de Unamuno


Plaza de Miguel de Unamuno

29. Museo Vasco / Euskal Museoa

History museum.

Day 6

30. Plazuela de Santiago

Plazuela de Santiago

31. Plaza Zumárraga

32. Plazuela de los Santos Juanes

Plaza with a beautiful cathedral.
Cathedral in Plazuela de los Santos Juanes

33. Hika Ateneo

  • Tue-Fri: 5:30am-11:30pm

Performing arts venue.

Hika Ateneo

Day 6

34. Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

This museum really deserves an entire day.
Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

*Anything in quotes is from Wikipedia. 

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