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Founded with the intention of recovering the art of eating well, this association emphasises the use of locally produced food, to guarantee maximum quality and economic sustainability of responsible production.

Learn about Slow Food Products and Producers as well as a novel initiative by this association, the so-called "Km 0 network".


Star Restaurants

Check out our list of the finest restaurants in Bilbao and Bizkaia, and learn about their philosophy and seasonal dishes.

These haute cuisine restaurants awarded with Michelin guide stars will evince quality, creativity and attention to detail in very bite of their sumptuous dishes.


Restaurants Guide

Many visitors’ best memory of Bilbao is to do with the moments of pure delight that they enjoy when they linger over a meal at one of the city’s restaurants. Not only is it the opportunity to try the famous Basque cuisine, but you can also discover the many different facets that make up the gastronomy of the Basque Country.



Since 1997, the city's best pintxo venues compete for top prize in the annual "Pintxo Bar Contest – Bilbao Bizkaia - Pintxo Txapelketa".

This section will both delight you and show you how to make any one of a wide range of Bilbao's prize-winning Pintxos, a mouthwatering bite-sized version of haute cuisine.


Our wines

Wine has always played a leading role in day to day life in Bilbao.

Thus it is no mystery that the city promotes both txakoli from Bizkaia and Rioja wine, as part of a global network of eight big cities within internationally known wine-growing regions.


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(Español) Productos y actividades ecológicas invaden la Ría del Nervión con la llegada de Biocultura

(Español) La feria de productos ecológicos más importante de España aterriza en Bilbao Exhibition Centre el próximo fin de semana. Más de 200 expositores mostrarán sus productos a lo largo de tres días y se espera que pasen por la feria cerca de 20.000 personas. Unas cifras que ponen de relieve que lo bio gana adeptos año tras año.
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Bilbao volverá a tener una gran feria internacional de la bicicleta

On November 28,29 and 30, the first edition of BIBE, Bilbao International Bike Exhibition will take place in BEC. This is a European event for cycling lovers, professionals and onlookers. Read more

USA National Team will play the Basketball World Cup Preliminary Round in BEC

The best predictions have been met. USA National team, current World Champion and gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games, will play their games of the Preliminary Round of the FIBA BASKETBALL WORLD CUP 2014 at the Bizkaia Arena (BEC!). NBA brightest stars will appear together with National Teams from Finland, New Zealand, Ukraine, Dominican Republic and Turkey. Read more

Presentación del proyecto “Los siete magníficos” en Bilbao

David Muñoz, Miguel Ángel de la Cruz, Beatriz Sotelo, Rafa Morales, Álvaro Garrido, Albert Ventura and Diego del Río present their project “The Magnificent Seven of Mahou – San Miguel” cooking live on Sunday, November 10 as part of the III Pintxo Fair of Bilbao, in Bilbao Exhibition Centre. Read more


After the general success of the last edition, with over 160 exhibitors from nine nationalities and over 30,000 visitors from all over the Iberian peninsula and the neighbouring country, France, the third edition of Basque festival will be held 17-17 November 2013, again in Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC). Read more