Athletic Club de Bilbao is much more than a football team, it represents a way of life and pride in one’s roots, which is why the team is followed with great passion. If you are in Bilbao on a match day, do not miss the incredible atmosphere around the San Mamés stadium and the bars and restaurants of calle Licenciado Pozas.
If you are really keen on football you can visit the Palacio Ibaigane, a neo-Basque palatial house next to the stadium that is home to the offices of Athletic Club. The club’s museum and its trophy room give the visitor an emotional tour of its history; there are also temporary exhibitions. Then, why not take a guided tour of the stadium of San Mamés? It is popularly known as the “Cathedral of Football,” where “The Lions” play. You can experience what a player feels when you visit the nooks and crannies of the stadium, entering the changing rooms and sitting on the substitutes’ bench just like a real professional.