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Between 4 and 28 September, exhibitions, films, contests, children’s workshops and guided tours will be organised as part of the first BIA Urban Regeneration Forum, the platform dedicated to revitalising architecture and urban development in Bizkaia. The cultural programme gets underway on Thursday 4 with the opening of the first of the three planned exhibitions, which features the work of Imanol Ordorika Bengoechea, the architect from Lekeitio who fled to Mexico after the Spanish Civil War. Read more

The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup boosts the economic pulse in Bilbao and Bizkaia

Final countdown to enjoy the best international basketball contest: the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014. Bilbao, Bizkaia and the Basque Country already breathe an unbeatable atmosphere and pull out all the stops to organise a sports contest whose economic impact amounts to 30 million euros. Read more

The Basketball World Cup is coming to Bilbao

The Basque Country is already experiencing the atmosphere and the emotion of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014. This is proved by today’s arrival of the Naismith Cup in Bilbao, the legendary trophy that the winners of the tournament are awarded. Read more

La Ribera Space, at Ribera Market

La Ribera Space has already opened its doors. It is one of the largest glassed bars in the city, located in an emblematic place, full of history and future. This proposal combines a selected gastronomic offer, stocked with the wide mart of Bilbao, with music proposals, such as jazz, blues and black music. Read more

Bilbao Chess 2014 has been presented at the Chess Olympic Games which is being held in Norway

Bilbao Chess 2014, the name grouping the simultaneous holding of the European Champion Clubs Cup and the final of the Grand Slam Masters, has been presented this morning in Tromsø, the Norwegian city in which the Chess Olympic Games for national teams is being played during the first half of August. . Read more

Bilbao, host city for the first CGLU 2015 Culture Summit

Bilbao has been chosen host city for the first CGLU 2015 Culture Summit during the meeting of the CGLU Executive Bureau held in Liverpool. Read more

Leading international figures from the field of architecture confirm their presence at the “BIA Urban Regeneration Forum”

The international scientific conference that is part of the “BIA Urban Regeneration Forum”, expected to attract around 300 international experts to Bilbao between 24 and 26 September, has already received confirmation that leading figures from the field of architecture will be taking part. Read more

Art and Jazz: the nights at Guggenheim Bilbao during the Great Week Festival

On August 19-22, the Museum joins the celebration of the Great Week opening its doors from 11 pm to 2 am. Visitors will enjoy the exhibitions while listening a jazz performance every night in the Atrium. Read more


This year, Bilbao offers a schedule full of big events, which puts her as a referent destination for thousands of people fond of music, basketball or just who wish to meet the city during the festivals. Bilbao BBK Live Festival, Aste Nagusia and the Basketball World Cup therefore are the trio of aces that mark the city festive calendar. Read more

“Atlantic Cultural Way”, a unique route to discover the southwest coast of France, Euskadi and north of Spain and Portugal

Today in Bilbao, mayors and institutional officials have launched a framework partnership agreement, to which four more city councils will sum up in the near future, to promote a cultural and tourist initiative with a personality of its own and a rich artistic heritage. Read more

Bilbao will host the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series for the first time

On September 20th, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will reach the heart of Bilbao, with the Guggenheim Museum as an incomparable setting, where 14 of the world’s best divers will jump from La Salve Bridge, from a platform 27 metres high, challenging the gravity, doing stunts of a breathtaking complexity and reaching speeds up to 85 kph. Read more

(Español) El documental “Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao, un viaje a la esencia” seleccionado en el 62 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián.

(Español) El documental “Nerua Guggenheim Bilbao, un viaje a la esencia”, una idea original del chef Josean Alija, tomará parte en la cuarta edición de Culinary Zinema: Cine y Gastronomía, dentro de la 62ª edición del Festival de Cine de San Sebastián. Read more

The III UNIBASQ Symposium will analyze internationalization opportunities that are opened by a quality university system

Next October in Bilbao, the Basque University System Quality Agency, Unibasq, will gather international experts and people associated to the Basque University System with the aim of raising awareness among the university community of the need of internalization. Read more

(Español) Somos Mundiales, una lona de 170 m2 cubre el Edificio Terminus para saludar la llegada de la Copa del Mundo de Baloncesto

(Español) Kevin Durant, Ersan Ilyasova, Viacheslav Kravtsov, Jack Michael Martínez, Corey Webster y Petteri Koponen, principales estrellas de las selecciones nacionales de Estados Unidos, Turquía, Ucrania, República Dominicana, Nueva Zelanda y Finlandia, respectivamente, presiden desde hoy la Plaza Circular de Bilbao. Read more

Norman Foster to receive the First BIA Award in Bilbao for his contribution to the urban regeneration of the city

Norman Foster, one of the best-known and most prestigious names in contemporary architecture, will be in Bilbao on 26 September to collect the BIA (Bilbao Bizkaia Architecture) Award, given in recognition to those people who have contributed to the development of Bizkaia’s society through architecture and urban regeneration. The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the Guggenheim Museum. Read more

La Salve Beer is reborn

Sometimes David beats Goliath, and that’s what a group of local professionals are trying to do: they are working to restore a historic brand from BIlbao, La Salve Beer, and put it in the 21st century with all the possible innovation and modernity but keeping the essence of our own, fondly keeping our history. Read more

Bilbao, guest city at the EAROPH World Congress 2014

On August10-13, EAROPH held its XXIV World Congress in Jakarta (Indonesia), which brought about 400 political and institutional representatives, together with professionals and experts in inclusive urban planning. The Mayor of Bilbao, Ibon Areso, participated in this forum. Read more

(Español) Última visita guiada a instituciones históricas de la Anteiglesia de Abando, con un paseo por el Hospital de Basurto

(Español) El Hospital Universitario de Basurto, antes “Santo Hospital Civil de Bilbao”, fue un icono de modernidad en su época. Y es que, se construyó siguiendo criterios de salubridad, dividido por pabellones, de manera que cada uno de ellos pudiera albergar a los enfermos de cada especialidad. Read more