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Bizkaia Delegation Palace, Bilbao
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One of the finest examples of Eclectic architecture in Spain, Bizkaia Delegation Palace serves as the seat of the government of Biscay's executive branch. The 1900 building oozes grandeur, constructed to reflect the bourgeoisie's economic power. Swing by to admire its stunning facade, featuring a public-ceremony balcony and the province's coat of arms, or explore inside to glimpse its ornately decorated rooms. The lavish throne room, inspired by Versailles, is home to two significant 19th-century murals by famous Basque artist José Echenagusía Errazquin. Access to the interior is possible only as part of a public tour. Book ahead of time to secure a spot. Before you head to Bilbao, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bilbao travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Bilbao has to offer, including Bizkaia Delegation Palace.
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  • an impressive facade and a beautiful to be building a bilbao souvenir photo I liked
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  • The facade of this building is worth a visit. Located on Gran Via of the city, it is one of the emblematic buildings of the city
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  • Emblematic building situated in the Gran Via de Bilbao between Don Diego López de Haro (circular plaza) and the Plaza Monyua
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  • It's a projected at the end of the 19TH century in an eclectic style, which is evident by the use of elements from different historical styles and building that stands out, in addition, a great concern by the composition of the façades and ornamental appearance. It consists of basement, mezzanine, two-storey, Penthouse and penthouse.
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  • Deserves much it worth entering. I recommend call to tourism to ask for a visit guided. Many paintings of time inside and very well preserved. I have been able to enter offices and boardrooms, and it's all clean and very well.
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  • Majestic Palace eclectic, classic of a time in which all bourgeoisie wanted to show the power of your province or country with buildings of this type.
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  • It is a spectacular building in the Centre of Bilbao
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  • The inauguration of the Palacio de la Diputación took place on July 31, 1900, feast of San Ignacio, pattern of Bizkaia, and is told that it aroused great controversy by the exalted decoration of the façade. It was designed by the architect Luis Aladrén and its eclectic style, mix monumentalism, Baroque and suggestions medievalists, reflects the bourgeois mentality of trace of his power in solid and stately buildings. Its rooms are a great decorative wealth with a collection of interesting works of art.
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