Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights



Estación de la Concordia

Estación de la Concordia Review

Designed by the engineer Valentín Gorbeña in 1893 and finished by architect Severino Achúcarro in 1898, this colorful train station looks across the Nervión River to the Paris Opéra–inspired Teatro Arriaga, responding with its own references to the colonnaded Parisian Louvre. The peacock-fan-shape, yellow-and-green-tiled entrance is spectacular, along with the immense stained-glass window over the access to the tracks in which facets of Vizcayan life and work are represented, from farmers and fishermen to factory workers and jai alai players. Meanwhile, the graceful arch of the hangar over the tracks is typical of traditional railroad terminals around Europe. The station in no longer used for train service, but there's a metro stop here now.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Bailén 2, El Ensanche, Bilbao, 48003
  • Phone: 94/423–2266
  • Metro Abando.
  • Location: Bilbao
Updated: 03-12-2014

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