Bilbao’s Big Week!

A typical pintxos bar in Bilbao / Fernando Madariaga - ICEX

A typical pintxos bar in Bilbao / Fernando Madariaga – ICEX

Tomorrow marks the start of the Semana Grande de Bilbao (Bilbao’s Big Week), a nine-day celebration that is held annually in this city starting on the first Saturday after August 15th.

This festival, the city’s most important, will see the city streets taken over by locals and visitors, on-hand to enjoy the weath of cultural activities that this celebration has to offer, including more than one hundred concerts and theatrical performances.

Another focal point during this festival is also, of course, the city’s lively tapas and pintxos scene, which plays out in the many wonderful bars and restaurants that are famous for just that.

Therefore, a great way to enjoy this year’s Big Week while getting a taste of this city’s most delicious side, is to accompany the cultural celebration with these Bilbao tapas routes, found on Foods from Spain.

Enjoy!

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