Palacio de la Diputacion, Bilbao

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One of the finest examples of Eclectic architecture in Spain, Palacio de la Diputacion 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. See Palacio de la Diputacion and all Bilbao has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bilbao online driving holiday planner .
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  • Walked from Piazza Moya, heading towards old town Casco Viejo and there just froze with delight upon seeing such a remarkable building! Realized that this is the same, as read in the Guide-Palace of Deputies. The monumental building, with interesting elements of decoration, with unusual lights in front of the entrance, was built at the beginning of 19 century. In short, find and admire, it is worth attention.
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  • If you're going to Bilbao and not see it... you do there? It is part of the city and a point to visit if or if.. .it is part of the history of Bizkaia, I am Guide, and I say this with knowledge of the facts...
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  • It is located in the Gran Via of Dom Diego López de Haro. Outside is a beautiful beauty. I think that it cannot be visited. One of its streets is home to several of the best bars of tapas of the city, reason by which we went through there often. With its facade has a sculpture dedicated to John Adams
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Thanks to the Bilbao's safe and newly renovated metro system, all neighborhoods are any easy commute regardless of the city's characteristic rainy weather. The Casco Antiguo, or old quarter, is undoubtedly the heart of the city's and best place for trying the famous "pintxos" or small appetizers. Small boutique hotels and family-owned pensions provide affordable and convenient accommodation for those wishing to get to know this picturesque district. If you prefer a more tranquil experience away from the lively bar culture characteristic of the old quarter you might wish to stay in one of the many hotels that line the beautiful Nervión River leading down from the historical district to the Guggenheim museum.
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