Blend in with the Locals in Bilbao with These Tips

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Bilbao is a super cool, alternative city in Basque Country, Spain. The city has been around for many centuries and has a beautiful architecture to show for it.

Bilbao is a unique city for so many reasons, but one is how much they love to be with friends and family, even if there is limited space. The people in Bilbao do something kind of unusual at bars and cafes, and if you want to fit in, you and your friends should do it too.

Oftentimes, bars won’t have enough room to hold everyone inside. Instead, people flock onto the streets and just stand around and have their drinks. If you do want to sit down, you will have to be ok with sitting on a stoop or even right onto the cobblestone streets.

Though it sounds strange, people in Bilbao are really laid back and aren’t worried about getting a little dirty.

Even older people participate in this culture. You shouldn’t be surprised to see a group of older women drinking wine outside a cafe, using a trashcan as their table. It might be completely different from the way you and your friends usually enjoy drinks, give it a shot and don’t be afraid to get own and dirty in Bilbao.