Casco Viejo

Bilbao, Spain

Las Siete Calles or Casco Viejo are different names for the medieval neighbourhood of Bilbao. The names mean Seven Streets or Old Town respectively and it used to be the walled part of the town until the end of the 19th century.

The name come from the oldest part of the neighbourhood which included exactly 7 streets and some much more narrow alleys connecting them, called cantons.

The old quarter is an area of incredible interest in Bilbao, and it is one of the most visited areas of the city

 

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