Learn about the traditional sweets of Bilbao as you join a walking tour through the city. Sample 3 typical sweets and hear about the history of the area
- Taste the three sweets that make Bilbao unique
- Learn about Bilbao whilst walking through the city
- Get to know the best bakeries in the city center
Discover the delicious histories behind the Carolina, the Rice Cake, and the Butter Bun, traditional sweets that are unique to Bilbao. Taste samples of each one on this tour, and learn about the city, its history, its most emblematic landmarks, and also the best bakeries in town.
Start at Azkuna Zentroa, one of the most emblematic buildings in the city center. The first sweet stop is at Don Manuel to taste a Carolina – a miniature pastry crust filled with custard and topped with a meringue cone. The tour then continues through the city center to stop at Plaza Moyúa. Here you will learn about the buildings that surround it, from a bunker during the Civil War to the Government’s HQ.
Continue to the second culinary stop, at Martina de Zuricalday, the oldest bakery in the city. Here you will have the chance to taste a Butter Bun, filled with buttercream. From there, keep walking through the city center, stopping at the main street to see the Council buildings. The last culinary stop of the tour will be a delicious Rice Cake at Arrese Bakery. From there, continue to Albia Gardens where the tour finishes.