Palacio de la Diputacion, Bilbao

4.5
#6 of 15 in Historic Sites in Bilbao
One of the finest examples of Eclectic architecture in Spain, Palacio de la Diputacion serves as the seat of the government of Biscay's executive branch. The 1900 building oozes grandeur, constructed to reflect the bourgeoisie's economic power. Swing by to admire its stunning facade, featuring a public-ceremony balcony and the province's coat of arms, or explore inside to glimpse its ornately decorated rooms. The lavish throne room, inspired by Versailles, is home to two significant 19th-century murals by famous Basque artist José Echenagusía Errazquin. Access to the interior is possible only as part of a public tour. Book ahead of time to secure a spot. See Palacio de la Diputacion and all Bilbao has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bilbao online driving holiday planner .
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  • Excellent location and an impressive building, like a royal palace, but the town hall is not intended to visit tourists but for civil and city-red weddings. Bordering the old City and the impressive theatre, Arieaga.
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  • Beautiful building of late nineteenth century of eclectic style. Spectacular facade. They store numerous works of art surrounded by lush furniture and pictorial ornamentations on walls and ceilings. The so-called Throne Room deserves special mention. Reservation in advance. Free entry. At each visit there must be a minimum number of 4 people and a maximum of 30 people. Visits are made from Monday to Friday (except public holidays) and visiting times are: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 17:00 and 17:45 hours (the months of July and August are only made in the morning). Visits can be made in Basque, Spanish, English or French, and there is the possibility of sign language for deafand people. To make the visit, please call 94 608 35 37, or by e-mail by emailing bisitak@bizkaia.eus.
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