Aste Nagusia, Bilbao's Big Week

Ever heard of Aste Nagusia in Bilbao? These nine days bursting with fun, music, dancing, fireworks and much more, see Bilbao transformed into a true paradise for party lovers. Ready to discover everything that this incredible celebration has to offer? Read on to find out all about it!

Aste Nagusia. Ring any bells?

Bilbao's Aste Nagusia is one of the city's most anticipated festivities. Over the course of an entire week, the city is packed with colour and joy as thousands of people come together to enjoy a wide variety of events and activities to suit all tastes. What more could you ask for?

One of the highlights of Aste Nagusia are the traditional txosnas. What on Earth are they? These colourful and lively temporary bars are set up across the city and serve as the epicentre for all the fun. Imagine sipping on a refreshing drink while mingling with the crowd and enjoying live music. It's an experience you simply cannot miss!

What's more, Aste Nagusia also plays host to a variety of cultural events. From open-air concerts to traditional Basque dance performances, the week sees a range of activities that will immerse you in Bilbao's rich culture. What sounds better than delighting in the melodies of Basque music while enjoying the delicious local cuisine?

One of the most anticipated occasions during Aste Nagusia are the impressive firework displays that light up the night sky. Imagine the excitement and sense of wonder as you watch the colours burst into the night sky! This spectacle is bound to leave you speechless and wishing that Aste Nagusia would last forever!

What to do in Bilbao during Aste Nagusia

Bilbao is a city that has lots to offer all year round and Aste Nagusia is just a small sample of its charm! If you decide to visit Bilbao, make sure to explore the famous Guggenheim Museum, an architectural masterpiece that is home to an impressive collection of contemporary art. If you are a fan of art, then this museum is the place for you. How does marvelling at the works of internationally recognised artists while enjoying panoramic views over the River Nervión sound?

And you simply cannot miss out on taking a stroll through the lively streets of the old quarter, in the historic heart of Bilbao. How about getting lost in its narrow cobbled streets, discovering unique shops and sampling delicious pintxos in local bars? The answer has to be a resounding yes!

And if you are a nature lover, don't miss the opportunity to explore the stunning landscape just outside Bilbao. From the beautiful beaches on the coast to the majestic mountains that overlook the city, there are endless options for lovers of the outdoors. How about enjoying a sunny day at Bakio Beach, relaxing under the warm sun and enjoying the crystal clear waters?

Or if you prefer something a little more adventurous, then how about an excursion to the nearby Gorbea mountain? The pay off? Impressive panoramic views from the summit.

How to travel to Bilbao by train

Bilbao train station is just a few minutes' walk from the historic centre. Still need a little extra something to convince you? Travelling by train is a commitment to sustainability, comfort and speed. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets at the best price and enjoy Bilbao's big week in the best company and with Renfe!

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