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Bilbao attractions: monuments and popular sights

Landmarks and Historic sites

1 Mercado de la Ribera
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The grand covered market of the Ribera, the largest commercial building of its kind in Europe, is located in Bilbao, in the outer part of the Casco Viejo.   The completely indoor market was only established in 1928, as a...

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Address: Calle de la Ribera, Bilbao

2 Santiago Cathedral
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Catedral de Bilbao is an Cathedral  in Bilbao, Basque Country. Constructed in the sixteenth century, it can be seen from most streets in Bilbao, with the cloister on the west and the porch on the northwest....

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Address: Plaza de Santiago, 1, 48005 Bilbao, Spagna

3 Vizcaya Bridge
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The suspension bridge of Vizcaya is a very speacial bridge that links Portugalete and Las Arenas, two towns divided by the Nervión River, on the outskirts of Bilbao. What’s special about it is that it is a transporter bridge (it...

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Address: Calle Barria, 3, Las Arenas-Getxo

4 Zubizuri
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The Zubizuri (from the Basque, “White Bridge”) is an arched pedestrian bridge, built by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava in the municipality of Bilbao, in the years 1990-1997.   The shape of the bridge is...

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Address: Paseo Campo de Volantín, 22, 48007 Bilbao, Vizcaya

5 Plaza de Toros de Vista Alegre
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Plaza de Toros de Vista Alegre is an historic large building situated in Bilbao, Basque County and can hold 15,000 spectators. This building was exclusively designed by Luis Maria Gana in 1962,...

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Address: Martín Aguero Kalea, 1, Bilbo

6 Fine Arts Museum
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The Fine Arts Museum located in Bilbao is considered to be one of the famous painting, sculpture and art museums of Spain. The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum came into existence with the unique combination of the...

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Address: Museo Plaza, 2, Bilbao

7 Church of Saint Vincent of Saragoza
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The Church of St. Vincent Martyr is located in Bilbao, in the Basque Country. It was built in the sixteenth century in the Renaissance style, replacing the previous Gothic building dating from the thirteenth century. The building is almost...

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Address: Calle Ibáñez de Bilbao, 18, Bilbao, Vizcaya

8 City Hall
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The Town Hall of Bilbao is located in Casco Viejo, the historic district of the city and center of public life. It was built on the ruins of an ancient convent, after the plans of Joaquín Rucoba. Construction began in 1883 and ended...

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Address: Plaza de Ernesto Erkoreka, 1, Bilbao

Deusto Bridge
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Built in the late '30s, the Deustuko Zubia is a drawbridge inspired by its counterpart in Chicago, United States. It’s 500 meters long, with an iron structure, and it has not been opened since 1995, because it impedes river...

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9 Iberdrola Tower
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The Iberdrola Tower is the tallest building in Bilbao, a skyscraper of 165 meters and 41 floors, built in four years and opened in 2011.   The original design is by César Pelli, the Argentine architect who designed the...

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Address: Plaza de Euskadi, 5, Bilbao

10 Nuestra Señora de Begoña Basilica
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The Basilica of Our Lady of Begoña, or Begoñako Basilika, in the Basque language, is the most important religious building in the city. Its history largely coincides with the history of the entire town. Initially built with a...

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Address: Calle Virgen de Begoña, 38 48006 Bilbao Vizcaya

11 San Antón Church
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Built between the fifteenth and early sixteenth century, the Church of St. Anthony is a good example of the late European Gothic style.   It has three naves, with a predominant façade and a apse which does not protrude,...

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Address: Calle Ribera, 24 48005 Bilbao, Vizcaya


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