Destination guide

Head to the arty city of Bilbao

Come and experience Bilbao and its museums, art galleries and history. Well known for its bars, shopping and cafes, this walkable city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Bilbao

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Bilbao a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Club Deportivo Ganguren Golf (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Meaztegi Golf (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Getxo Aquarium (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Doniene Gorrondona Txakolina (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Bilbao

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Bilbao is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Etxebarria Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Dona Casilda Iturrizar Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Monte Artxanda (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Estuary of Bilbao (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Sopelana Beach (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Playa de Azkorri (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Bilbao

Fly into Bilbao (BIO), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Vitoria (VIT), which is 27.9 mi (44.9 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Bilbao-Abando Station, Bilbao Zabalburu Station and Bilbao Miribilla Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Bilbao by jumping on the metro at Abando Tram Stop, Abando Station or Arriga Tram Stop.

Where to stay near Bilbao?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 186 holiday rentals near Bilbao. From 31 Houses to 121 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bilbao for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Bilbao?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Bilbao:

  • Casco Viejo: 70 holiday homes
  • Bilbao la Vieja: 49 holiday homes
  • Bilbao City Centre: 93 holiday homes
  • Abando: 87 holiday homes
  • Deustuko San Pedro-Erribera: 42 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Bilbao?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Bilbao. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bilbao (YJI-Bilbao-Abando Train Station): 283 holiday rentals
  • Dona Casilda Iturrizar Park: 278 holiday rentals
  • Bilbao City Hall: 283 holiday rentals
  • Museum of Archaeology Bizkaya: 283 holiday rentals
  • Maritime Museum: 281 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bilbao listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bilbao?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 31 Houses in Bilbao. Our other popular types of Bilbao holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 121 holiday houses
  • Villas: 3 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 26 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bilbao?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 16 holiday homes with pool available in Bilbao. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.