10.40km → Bilbao → Barakaldo
To Santiago: 
685.90
Altitude: 
20
Fiesta: 

The main festival of Bilbao is known as La Semana Grande (though you will more likely see posters for ‘Aste Nagusia’); it celebrates the Assumption of Mary on the 15th of August. The 9-day celebration kicks off the following Saturday.

The Road: 

The route through Bilbao is not singular. Indeed if you spend any time wandering off the camino (and you should) you are likely to find yellow arrows pointing a way. There is no wrong way, but there are many.

There are essentially three different options ahead; all routes cross the river...

History: 

Though settled by the Romans, the modern city of Bilbao didn’t really take root until the 14th century, alongside the majority of cities along the Basque coastline.

Within a few centuries iron ore would be discovered in the mountains nearby and the city would achieve a level of...

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Correos: 
Yes
Train: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Bus Terminal: 
Yes

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

I met two peregrinos walking back from the last section on the east side. They said that the end was closed. I didn’t understand if this was a permanent closure or temporary but they saved me 40 mins of walking to a dead end.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Poshtel Hostel is great! Doesn't cost much but amazing bunk beds, cotton bed shits, air conditioning. Next to Guggenheim Museum and pilgrim way to Portugalete. Loved it. Should be on the list. Fox

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Out of center of town
Located near train station- 5 minutes ride to old town
Comfortable, reasonably priced, friendly host