Apartments in Bilbao

Bilbao offers a range of contrasts without comparison in the Basque Country. It is a city with modern architecture, the maximum representations being the Guggenheim Museum and Zubizuri Bridge, harmoniously combined with the classicism of the old quarter, a reflection of the glorious industrial past of this northern Spanish city.

At Friendly Rentals we have a wide range of apartments in Bilbao, so you can make the most of your business trip or holiday, where you can enjoy more privacy and flexibility than a hotel can offer. It doesn’t matter if you are travelling with family or friends we have what you are looking for: apartments for a romantic weekend getaway, luxury apartments or large apartments for groups. Our apartments in Bilbao are fully equipped so that you feel at home, you’ll have at your disposal free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen, bedrooms, washing machine, television and much more.

Renting an apartment in the centre of Bilbao allows you to delve into the city and experience it as a local. Thanks to festivals like BBK Live, excellent gastronomy, dynamic cultural activities and traditions such as the Semana Grande, Bilbao has shed its industrial skin and has become an exciting tourist destination which won’t leave you disappointed.

What to Eat in Bilbao

The gastronomy of the Basque Country is based on the delicacies of the sea, tuna, cod, whitebait and shellfish. Worth a mention are the meat and vegetable dishes which are sure to please the palate of even the most demanding traveller. Two of the most typical dishes in Bilbao are “porrusalda” a hearty potato and leek soup, and “marmitako”, a stew made with tuna and potato. However the star of Basque Cuisine is without a doubt, the “pintxos”, delicious tapas served on a slice of crusty bread. The best way to eat them is standing at the bar with a glass of “Txakoli” or a cold beer.

What to See in Bilbao

There is a lot more to Bilbao than just the Guggenheim Museum. Although the undulating panels designed by Frank Gehry have become a symbol of the city, there are many more sights in Bilbao. Other points of interest in the city are the Bellas Artes Museum, the Basilica of Our Lady of Begoña, the Vizcaya Hanging Bridge, the Ribera Market, Plaza Nueva and the streets of the Old Quarter.

Shopping in Bilbao

If you like the look and designs of the world’s premier fashion labels, the Golden Mile between Moyua Square and Gran Via, is the place to go shopping in Bilbao. The Old Quarter is where you will find original designs from Bilbao’s up and coming young designers. For high street fashion then Indautxu is where you will find all the chain stores.

Bilbao for Children

Children will love taking the cable car up the Artxanda Mountain and marvel at the spectacular views of Bilbao from the top. Walking along the river you will come across a lot of playgrounds the best of them all is close to Guggenheim. The Doña Casilda park is worth wandering around and if the weather permits take the metro to Getxo and have a swim at the beach.

Nightlife in Bilbao

Bilbao comes alive at night. In summer the terraces and bars are full as scores of locals and tourists head out to enjoy pintxos and a quiet drink. If after dinner you want to go out dancing there are lots of pubs and clubs playing rock, jazz, electronic and many other styles. The most popular areas to go out in Bilbao are the Old Quarter, Indautxu and Mazarredo.

Why Rent with Friendly Rentals?

At Friendly Rentals we have many years experience renting out apartments in Bilbao and we are more than happy to share our local knowledge with our clients. Our customer service team is always available to answer any queries you have and solve any unforeseen problems. All of our apartments in Bilbao have been carefully selected to ensure they meet your exacting standards.

Latest comments about apartments in Bilbao

  • , Denmark, 25 August 2014
    Bilbao apartments

    Guggenheim III Apartment

    Location, landlady, views
    9.6
  • , United Kingdom, 24 August 2014
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    The Tendería apartment in Bilbao

    Views, location, equipped well, friendly owners.
    9.1
  • , United Kingdom, 16 August 2014
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    The Buenos Aires apartment in Bilbao

    Ramon, who greeted us at the apartment, was extremely helpful when we had a problem with my daughter, who was unwell. His assistance t...
    9.6
  • , United Kingdom, 15 August 2014
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    The Tendería apartment in Bilbao

    Very well situated in an interesting and convenient area of Bilbao. Comfortable and thoughtfully equipped apartment.
    9.1
  • , Australia, 09 August 2014
    Bilbao apartments

    The Arriaga XII apartment in Bilbao

    Pretty much everything! Amazingly set out and clean as a whistle. Had everything you could possibly need.
    9.5