Shopping in the Old Quarter - Casco Viejo
Bilbao's Old Quarter is one of the most important commercial areas in Europe featuring over 800 shops, restaurants and Tapas bars.
The quarter is particularly concentrated around the public square of Plaza Nueva. It is the largest covered City Market in Europe.
The Riverside Market is a must for anyone looking for fresh meats, breads, vegetables and other local produce.
Most shops in Bilbao are open from 10am, with many shops taking a long break for lunch during the siesta hours, and reopening round 4pm or 5pm until as late at 8pm.
Shopping hours are shorter on Saturdays while on Sundays stores are closed.