Bilbao Maritime Museum
Opening its doors in 2001, the Bilbao Maritime Museum is hidden under the Euskalduna roundabout, next to the bridge of the same name, surprising all who enter. It was the engineering company Sener who was commissioned with devising the optimum use of the space. The result is an almost invisible building under the road, and which joins the Sagrado Corazon (Sacred Heart) area with Deusto. The two-storied building has sloping ceilings and the columns appear to be bearing the weight of the Euskalduna roundabout.
At the front of the museum, near its entrance, stands the Karola crane. It was used for many years by the shipyards, now remaining intact and impassive on the edge of the River, a vestige of days gone by.