Old town:

  • Arriaga Theater was inspired by the Opera House in Paris.

  • San Nicolás Church is of Baroque style.

  • La Plaza Nueva a closed colonnaded square built in the 18th century.

  • Santos Juanes Church antique Jusuits church of classical style.

  • San Antón Church is mixture of Gothic and Renaissance style.

  • San Antón Bridge dates from 1878.

  • The wonderful Rivera Market.

  • The popular Dog fountain dates from 1800.

Teatro Arriaga
Puente San Anton

Enlargement and Modern City:

  • The Bilbao-Santander Railway Station was built in modernist style in 1902.

  • Sociedad Bilbaína the most important private club in the city.

  • Spain Square or also called Circular Square where there is a statue in memory of Don Diego López de Haro who founded the city in 1300.

  • San Vicente Church is of Gothic style and Renaissance façade.

  • City Hall from 1892.


Main street Gran Vía:

  • Bizkaia Regional Council Palace with eclectic style was built in the early 20th century.

  • Chávarri Palace with fanciful forms and Renaissance taste. It is the Spanish Government headquarters in Bizkaia. Just opposite is the lovely Elliptical square.


It is also interesting to see Bilbao Underground. It was designed by Norman Foster and has received many international awards for the design and cleanliness of its facilities.


The city has many bridges of different styles but the latest are:

  • Calatraba Bridge or Zubi Zuri (White Bridge) designed by the renowed architec Santiago Calatraba.

  • Euskalduna Bridge the only one with a covered pavement.

Metro Bilbao