Restaurants and gastronomy
The Basque gastronomy due to the proximity between the sea and the mountain combines perfectly prepared dishes with a great deal of raw materials from these two worlds. It is easy to notice that the Basque culture and population transmit a great love for gastronomy and for that reason, it is the autonomous community with restaurants that have more Michelin stars in Spain.
From the Basque mountains, beans from Guernica or Tolosa, leeks soups, piperada, large steaks, cheeses or purrusalda are some of the examples of the dishes that are popular.
As for the sea, the Basque Country offers a wide variety of high quality products such as cod, pil-pil and vizcaína, marmitakos, bonito or hake.
Restaurants in Artxanda
Bilbao is a city famous for its gastronomy not only in Spain but throughout the world. However, if you want to find a small corner where you can enjoy the best views of Bilbao and great food should chose the Mount of Artxanda. The restaurants located in Artxanda are mainly traditional Basque cuisine, however, they follow some of the contemporary trends of the nouveau cuisine. This fusion is clearly found in the Artxanda School of Hospitality where we can see specialties of both styles.
Other renowned restaurants that we find in Artxanda are Txakoli Simon, Txakoli Restaurant, Antón Restaurant, Isidro Restaurant or Artetxe Grill, for example. An exceptional quality offer that will not leave any of your visitors indifferent.
Surrounding the Funicular
In front of the funicular station we find ourselves totally immersed in the most typical of Bilbao, the life of its streets with bars full of traditional pintxos and shops that open their doors to show you the real Bilbao The funicular plaza is full of terraces with families and children playing ball, making this area an ideal place to stop by before going up to uArtxanda to taste traditional pintxos and drinks from Bilbao.