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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: Hondakin

HONDAKIN 2012. Tácticas urbanas desde los escombros

(Español) Este año Hondakin, el encuentro de arquitectura táctica de AlhóndigaBilbao, (re)busca entre los escombros de un modelo de crecimiento urbanístico insostenible para proponer un intercambio de experiencias y miradas que usan la práctica arquitectónica como instrumento cultural de investigación, experimentación, interacción y cambio. Read more

AlhóndigaBilbao con su Festival de Reutilización Creativa “Hondakin” gana el Premio ‘Plata’ en los “Oscars” de los mejores eventos del 2011

(Español) AlhóndigaBilbao ha recibido uno de los grandes reconocimientos del sector en una espectacular gala en Matadero Madrid. Los premios Eventoplus, considerados como los “Oscars” del sector, celebraron anoche su séptima edición en la que se reconoció los mejores eventos en España y Portugal, entre ellos Festival de Reutilización Creativa “Hondakin” de AlhondigaBilbao. Read more