About Bilbao

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The Campo Volantin Bridge or The Zubizuri is the name that has been given to the new pedestrian bridge over the Nervion River in Bilbao,Spain. ‘Zubizuri’ means white bridge in basque. This probably refers to the bridge’s white colour. Santiago Calatrava is the one responsible for this sleek white bridge’s exceptional design with its glass floor and use of white concrete and white steel which seem to have become this artist’s trademarks. The bridge features and unconventional curved path overshadowed by massive white steel cables that perform the function of holding the bridge in place. The translucent glass bricks on … Continue reading

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Bilbao in Spain lies on the banks of the Nervión, a tidal river. This green city also has a rich cultural and architectural heritage which makes it a popular tourist attraction. One of the landmarks in Bilabo is the Basilica of Begoña dedicated to the patron saint of Biscay, the Virgin Begoña. Designed by Sancho Martínez de Arego, the basilica has three naves along with vaults. The main entrance of the basilica has a shape of a magnificent arch depicting Gothic style. The rest of the building retains the unitarian Gothic style. The clock tower of the basilica houses 24 … Continue reading

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The hanging bridge in Bilbao, one of the few of its kind, is called the Vizcaya bridge or more commonly as Puente Colgante. Built over the Nervion River, this bridge serves to connect the towns of Portugalete and Las Arenas in the Biscay province of Spain. Alberto de Palacio is the architect who designed it in 1887. It was finally built in 1893 and is one of the oldest bridges of its kind. Though it is called a hanging bridge, its structure differs a lot from a normal suspension bridge. Its architect, a prime disciple of The Eiffel tower’s architect … Continue reading

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Bilbao happens to be a green city with a wide collection of parks and gardens sprawling across the city offering the people of Bilbao an opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and find some peace or have recreation with a range of outdoor activities and attractions in these green spots. Some of the choicest parks and gardens of Bilbao are: Jardines de Albia (Albia Gardens) Iglesia de San Vincente, Bilbao, 48001, Spain This beautiful green spot with a number of seating facilities, pathways and green scenic spots stands close to Bilbao’s Plaza Circular. Visitors can … Continue reading

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Located on the northern side of Spain, the city of Bilbao is the largest and most lively city in the Basque Country. Various buildings and historic sites, particularly the Guggenheim Museum, makes this one of Spain’s most exciting cities. Bilbao is known for its breathtaking scenery, the number of restaurants and shops, vibrant nightlife and various sightseeing opportunities. There are plenty of things one can do in Bilbao. One of the sites worth visiting is Plaza Funicular which can be reached by taking Funicular Railway up to Mount Artxanda. The train, operated by a pulley system, shoots up the vertical … Continue reading

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