Bilbao is a beautiful city to walk around especially in the old town area, Casco Viejo. This neighborhood, situated on the right bank of the river, is full of stunning Basque architecture and interesting sights. The heart of the Casco Viejo lies around the historical seven streets of Bilbao, the oldest part of the neighborhood, featuring enticing shops, cafés and an abundance of taverns to choose from for an excellent culinary experience. This is the part of town where you can spend hours just walking around, either checking out the St. James Cathedral, the atmospheric little squares, or walk up to the Plaza Nueva for tasting the best pintxos (tapas on sticks) of town.