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Bilbao today is a prime example of urban restructuring, having transitioned from an industrial city to a city of services and culture.

Discover the urban evolution of Bilbao visually and intuitively by taking a historical look at the most relevant projects undertaken in the process.


In project

Bilbao's transformation has no start and end date, but rather is an ongoing process.

Learn about the projects that will become the new landmarks to consolidate Bilbao as a leading city in urban planning and architecture.


New constructions

For some time now, Bilbao has been unveiling significant urban and architectural novelties.

This section will provide full detail of recent endeavours which are already a part of the New Bilbao.


Heritage buildings

Bilbao has taken great pains to preserve its heritage as much as possible, making renovating and preserving Bilbao's historic buildings a key aspect to combining the new architecture with that of inspired artists of yesteryear.



Modern architecture has raised twenty-first century Bilbao off the ground. As great national and international architects -many of them recipients of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize- left their mark in the form of modern works of art.The city's commitment to world-class architecture is self-evident and has been successful.




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New boulevard between Basurto and Masustegi

Basurto and Masustegi gain 4,000 square metres of urban development land along the former FEVE railway line

Source: Bilbao Ría 2000

Since 28 December 2010, the residents of the Basurto and Masustegi districts have an extra 4,000 square metres of urban development land in the area where the Feve railway line ran until January 2010.

This new setting will be used as pedestrian links between the Basurto, Monte Caramelo, Bentazarra and Masustegi districts.  The railway line being turned into an underground section will be an opportunity to link these neighbourhoods to the centre of Bilbao and the pedestrianized Iturribarria and Plaza Aita Donosti square.