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Make a holiday apartment in Bilbao City your home away from home

On a city break at a holiday apartment in Bilbao City you can discover the history, culture and modern dynamism of the largest urban centre on Spain’s north coast. Rentals here incorporate stylish design and seamless convenience, with useful modern comforts like wi-fi. Listed on HomeAway are Bilbao City holiday rentals in the best locations, commanding views of the iconic Guggenheim Museum, or minutes on foot from great restaurants and other top cultural attractions. If you have any preferences for guest facilities and comforts at your ideal holiday home in Bilbao City, you need only define them in your search.

Things to do

-Sights. A modern symbol for Bilbao is Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum, constructed in 1997. It’s an innovative, asymmetrical and titanium-clad structure that famously houses large-scale art installations alongside modern art from the Basque Country and the rest of the world. For contrast you could head to the Casco Viejo, packed with historical buildings like the Cathedral of St. James, from the 1300s.

-City lifestyle. You could explore a first-rate art museum - the Museum of Fine Arts. It holds more than 6,000 works spanning 900 years, by artists as diverse as Francis Bacon, Paul Gauguin and El Greco. Afterwards, you might head for Casco Viejo to browse authentic family-run stores, or the commercial districts at Gran Vía, Indautxu and Ensanche for international high street shopping.

-Gastronomy. The Basque Country has customs distinct from other Spanish regions, and this is clear in its cuisine. Bilbao has its own form of tapas, known as Pintxos – small portions of anything from cured ham to fish, served on slices of bread. Nouvelle cuisine is also a passion here, marrying northern Spanish and French techniques and making full use of the exquisite regional produce.

-Coast. Many of the beaches on the coastline are exposed to the power of the Atlantic, which makes them the best in Spain for surfing. Mundaka is 40 kilometres northeast of Bilbao and is a venue for world cup events. In summer, if it’s beach relaxation you need, then Plentzia is 25 kilometres away and has long been a chic summer destination, with natural sandy beaches and lots of greenery.

-Inland. Travel in the other direction and it’s a landscape of tall forest-covered hills, perfect for walks at any time of year. Argalario and La Arboleda offer scenic walks in former mining areas, where historic remnants of Bilbao’s industrial past can still be seen. For something wilder there are three mountain ranges within a short drive, including the Gorbeia Natural Park, with its spectacular 100m waterfall, Cascada de Gujuli.

Weather in Bilbao City

Bilbao has an Oceanic climate, which is down to its location on the Bay of Biscay. This means there aren’t the baking temperatures that you can get in other parts of Spain, but winters are rarely cold here either. If you get to a Bilbao City apartment in summer then there’s warm, pleasant weather in store, perhaps interspersed with the odd shower. The other seasons are all mild, and prone to rainfall, which occurs in the form of drizzle. An average winter’s day here sees temperatures reach the teens and get close to zero at night.

Travel to Bilbao City

Bilbao has its own international airport (BIO), which is about 15 kilometres from the Casco Viejo. There are a few connections to airports in the UK, with budget airlines. By car it’s no more than a 15-minute drive from the airport terminal to central Bilbao. If you’re using public transport to get to your Bilbao City holiday home then you catch the A3247 Bizkaibus, which runs at regular intervals. Bilbao also has rail connections via RENFE to Madrid and Barcelona, as well as a ferry link to Portsmouth.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (61 reviews)
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    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #1341916
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Apartment #6791713
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #6874344
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 10
          Apartment #1673689
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            Exceptional! 5/5
            (44 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Apartment #6351225
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              Excellent! 4.5/5
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Apartment #2510743
              10
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #1815922
                2
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (20 reviews)
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                  • Studio
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #1974807
                  20
                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #6821463
                    2
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Apartment #6094670
                      10
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (5 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Apartment #1987651
                        5
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Apartment #1620584
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                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Apartment #6675178
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                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #6837669
                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (9 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Condo #6993794
                                9
                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #1815500
                                  1
                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Apartment #1971420
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                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilets
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #1816591
                                      3
                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #6876577
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6550817
                                          3
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (11 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Apartment #6642546
                                            11
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #6604728
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                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Apartment #6786944
                                                1
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Apartment #6801980
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                    Apartment #6659703
                                                    17
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #6860171
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                                                        Condo #8168718
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Condo #8266121
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Apartment #4056736
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                              Apartment #6838372
                                                              3
                                                                • 3 BR
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                                                                Apartment #1921805
                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  Condo #1393684
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                                                                    Apartment #6905822
                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                      Corporate Apartment #8085902
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                                                                        Apartment #4062249
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                                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                                          Apartment #1921113
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                                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                                            Condo #6809046
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                                                                              Apartment #8089639
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                                                                                Condo #8284384
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                  Apartment #8103719
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #1815679
                                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Condo #6970082
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #6974936
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #6960389
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Apartment #1815673
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Condo #6882115
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                                Apartment #6084242
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                                                                                                  Apartment #6038965
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                                                                                                    Apartment #8178858
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                                      Apartment #8282351

                                                                                                      Bilbao Holiday Apartments & Cottages (242)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      2nd stay and just as good

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed in this property in 2016 and returned in July 2017 for 4 nights. There were 4 of us staying in the apartment and once again we loved it. It's great to have 2 bathrooms to speed up the process of getting ready in the morning. The location is excellent, trams and buses stop outside and being resident in the old town is excellent. Juan was a pleasure to deal with and if we return to Bilbao we would definitely be looking to rebook this property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Superb

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Apartment was comfortable, clean and stocked with starter supplies that we greatly appreciated. Host was so helpful and friendly, and went above and beyond for us. He was awesome! Location is PERFECT to see everything in the area. Everything was great!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017