Down at the bottom of Chimney Park is the old center of Bilbao – the buildings are older and more ornate overall, the streets narrower (and the angles more variable), and the tourists more abundant.

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The sidewalk tiles are famous. Other cities have fancy tiles too, but Bilbao’s had a pleasing pattern and texture.

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While walking by the river we saw a protest, an orchestra, and a stream of young drivers.

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And we spent a lot of time simply having a lazy Saturday (and apparently photographic people wearing red shirts).

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