DESCRIPTION – Bilbao: Old Bilbao and City Center
We will visit the Old Town of Bilbao, best known as ”Casco Viejo”: Unamuno, Santiago and Nueva (s. XIII-s.XIX) Squares. Arenal Pont, Arriaga Theatre (Joaquín de Rucoba), Kiosko Arenal and Train Station to Santander (FEVE -“La Concordia”). Throughout the nineteenth century and beginnings of the twentieth, Bilbao experienced heavy industrialisation which made it the center of the second-most industrialised region of the country.
The area includes Bilbao Underground Station, Casco Viejo Station by Norman Foster, San Nicolás Church and Jardines de Albia (gardens). We will learn more about the Urbanism of the city center visiting Gran Via street, Moyua, Indautxu and Bizkaia squares.
After a short walk, you’ll be able to see in the zone of the “Ensanche” newer and well worth seeing buildings as the local government’s library (Vizcaya Foral Library by IMB), the Cultural Center “La Alhóndiga” by Philippe Starck and the Sanitary headquarters by Coll- Barreu arquitectos.
Discover this guided visit through the old city of Bilbao and its center. Our tours are focused on architecture and urbanism and they are perfect for architecture lovers, experts and professionals as well as groups and student trips. Enjoy with Artchitectours guided visits around the world, made by professional guide-architects who will come along with us throughout the itinerary.