Where to go?

Modern City:

  • The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum with an innovative design, it is a great example of the most avant-garde architecture of the 20th century.

  • The Bilbao-Santander Railway Station modernist building from 1902.

  • Sociedad Bilbaína the most important private club in the city, with eclectic style was founded in 1833.

  • The Circular Square has a statue of Don Diego López de Haro, founder of Bilbao, in the year 1300 in the center.

  • The San Vicente Church Gothic style and Renaissance façade.

Puppy Guggenheim

Old town:

  • The Arriaga Theater inspired by the Opera House in Paris, it is a neo-baroque building from the late 19th century.

  • The San Nicolás Church baroque style temple, was opened in 1756.

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

  • The Santos Juanes Church antique Jusuits church of classical style.

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

  • The San Antón Bridge is the oldest bridge in Bilbao and was rebuilt several times because of the floods.

  • The wonderful Rivera Market recently has been renovated and it has become a really interesting gastronomic market.

  • The popular Fuente del Perro (Dog Fountain) neoclassical fountain from year 1800.

  • The City Hall splendid building of eclectic architecture with a mix of classic and baroque elements.

Teatro Arriaga
Ayuntamiento Bilbao

Main street Gran Vía:

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

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


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


There are many bridges in the city, the latest are:

  • The Calatraba Bridge or Zubizuri (White Bridge) designed by the renowed architect Santiago Calatraba.

  • The Euskalduna Bridge the only one with a covered pavement.

Metro Bilbao
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