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Bilbao's commitment to artistic expression is intimately tied to the shift in the model of urban and economic development.

Not only is the Guggenheim Museum able to attract the most sophisticated contemporary art shows, but both the Fine Arts Museum and Bilbao Arte Foundation have also displayed a spectacular renewal, promoting programmes to produce and disseminate art of all types.


Art in the street

Wandering around Bilbao, one can enjoy works by artists who let their imagination fly, turning the city into a veritable open air museum.

Such artists as: Salvador DALI, Eduardo CHILLIDA, Jorge OTEIZA, Miquel NAVARRO, Manolo VALDES, Jeef KOONS, Louise BORGOISE, Vicente LARREA, and many more, offer a fresh and novel perspective to a number of sites around the city.


Urban Equipment

This section covers urban elements such as benches, litter bins, tree grates, street lights, bollards, bus-stops, signage, and so on.

Discover the city's identifiers, which more often than not go unnoticed.



The concept of design is so wide and varied that sometimes the boundary between art and other artistic disciplines becomes very thin, or even non-existent.

With design as its leitmotiv, this section is intended to be a hodgepodge of topics.


Bilbao Art District

Bilbao Art District is born, a joint initiative of the galleries, museums and art major agents of the city, with the participation, support and cooperation of the City of Bilbao and the Provincial Council of Biscay.


Tag: Design

Design professionals from across Europe, to share experiences in Bilbao

Graphic design professionals have an unavoidable event in Bilbao this weekend. On November 27-28, Azkuna Zentroa welcomes Selected From Bilbao-2015, an event that will bring together experts from across Europe working in the world of graphic design and visual inspiration. Read more

Bilbao-Bizkaia committed to design

Next December 1 the first anniversary of the nomination of Bilbao as “UNESCO City of Design” will be held. A unique opportunity to value the strengths of Bilbao and Bizkaia as benchmarks of creative industries, a sector with high growth potential, totaling more than 5,600 companies and employing 16,000 professionals in the city and the Territory.
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UNESCO appoints Bilbao City of Design

Bilbao and Bizkaia are in luck. The city and the province add a new international recognition, which supports their commitment to design as the backbone of urban transformation, with vocation and ability to promote economic and social development. UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has published today the addition of Bilbao to its Creative Cities Network, in the “Design” area. Read more

Llega la “cumbre” del mejor diseño gráfico internacional a Bilbao-Bizkaia: Selected E

More than 400 professionals will come to the city to exchange ideas and creative solutions in the context of this event. Two masterclasses, two round tables and a total of eight lectures by prestigious designers, this year including Mario Eskenazi and Nacho Lavernia, both National Design Awards, make the schedule for this edition. Read more

La Diputación y el Ayuntamiento entregan los premios del Festival B Awards Bilbao-Bizkaia Concept Design

On Wednesday afternoon, Bizkaia Provincial Council and Bilbao City Council have presented the B Awards Bilbao-Bizkaia Concept Design Festival Awards as part of a ceremony held in the Audiotorium of AlhondigaBilbao. Lots of people related with design have attended it. Read more