Bilbao, Derio and Sondika, are nearby areas which are also worth touring.
To really get a feel for Bilbao, visit one of its many cultural destinations. Wander through the exhibits and savor the quiet of Maritime Museum, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Basque Museum. To catch home-grown and touring acts, head to Arriaga Theater, one of the region’s most popular concert venues.
There are many picturesque outdoor attractions here as well so make sure you enjoy the chance to get outdoors. Enjoy some of the beautiful urban spaces such as the Dona Casilda Iturrizar Park.
Sights such as Santiago Cathedral, Plaza Nueva and the Plaza Miguel de Unamuno are great places to check out while you’re in Loiu. Start your tour of nearby historic attractions by visiting Chavarri Palace. Admire some of the holy places such as the Iglesia de Begona. Breathe in the atmosphere and gain a deeper understanding of the impotence of faith in Loiu.
Grab your credit card and head to Ribera Market for some retail therapy.
Sports fanatics should get tickets for San Mames Stadium to see the Athletic Bilbau in action. On match days follow the procession of red, black and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.
At the end of a day seeing the sights around Loiu, rest up in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Melia Bilbao, the Sercotel Coliseo and the Silken Gran Hotel Domine are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.