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"Poteo" in Bilbao

General information

  • Start: Bilbao
  • Finish: Bilbao
  • Length: One day long
  • Means of transport: on foot

Theme:

gastronomy
gastronomy
Although adapted to modern times, the old custom of "txikiteo" or "poteo" has still great importance in Bilbao. The "txikiteo" consists of a group of friends going from one bar to another taking a few drinks. In the past, this activity was only realised by men, but today more and more women take part in it. Every evening, mainly on Thursday and Friday, friends come together to take some "potes", name of the former thick glasses used for wine. The old price of one "perra chica" (0,05 pesetas), or "txikito", was added to this custom, which is very related to tasting "pintxos".

Stages of the route

General information

  • Start: Bilbao
  • Finish: Bilbao
  • Length: One day long
  • Means of transport: on foot

Theme:

gastronomy
gastronomy
Although adapted to modern times, the old custom of "txikiteo" or "poteo" has still great importance in Bilbao. The "txikiteo" consists of a group of friends going from one bar to another taking a few drinks. In the past, this activity was only realised by men, but today more and more women take part in it. Every evening, mainly on Thursday and Friday, friends come together to take some "potes", name of the former thick glasses used for wine. The old price of one "perra chica" (0,05 pesetas), or "txikito", was added to this custom, which is very related to tasting "pintxos".