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THE BASQUE COUNTRY

BILBAO

PA L A C I O E U S K A L D U N A

It is said that the Ría does not belong to Bilbao but that Bilbao belongs to the Ría, because the history of the city is so closely linked to it. We recommend a walk along its shores as far as the mouth. This is the best way to get close to what has always been and still remains the life force of the city.

A

GREAT

IDEA

Paseo de la Memoria The theme of this new park, part of the urban renovation of Bilbao, is remembrance of what we were to understand who we are today. It is surrounded by

works

of

leading

contemporary artists: Dalí, Koons, Chillida, Bourgeois, HONORABLE S DOOR ( CA ST O SOL AN O)

Garraza, Casto Solano...

If you take a trip on the Ría it will give you a totally different perspective on the city. The design of the buildings, the changing pace of the city... you will see everything from a unique viewpoint: the left bank, scene of the traditional Basque industry, and on the right, over the Bizkaia Bridge, with Getxo's Las Arenas and Neguri districts. www.bilboats.com www.portugalete.org

The surroundings of the Ría in contemporary Bilbao also provide a home to projects like ZAWP (Zorrotzaurre Art Work in Progress), a movement arising from the need to tackle the district's urban planning from the cultural and creative viewpoint. www.zawp.org 13

Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...

Basque Country Tourist Brochure  

In the Basque Country, despite its small size, a huge variety of surprises await you. You can find out more about them in this brochure In a...