Holy Week in Bilbao is an opportunity to enjoy relaxing walks, tours, gastronomy, art, shopping, and active tourism activities and excursions around the territory of Bizkaia. It is advisable to reserve Holy Thursday in the afternoon and/or Good Friday in the morning for travelling the 35 kilometres that separate you from Balmaseda, a historic town where a spectacular Living Passion has been celebrated since 1771 (with more than 600 participants). We also recommend that consider the extensive programme of the Basque Fest, a festival that offers the best of the Basque tradition and avant-garde in different public spaces and cultural centres in Bilbao, which cater to a variety of audiences.
Tour of the Large Buildings of Abando
As always when visiting Bilbao, it is essential to visit two of the leading art centres in Europe: the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.
Very close by is the Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum, an enormous exhibition space dedicated to exploring the historical and economic importance of the estuary since the Middle Ages, where you can enjoy the boats anchored at its dock.