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Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights

Biblioteca de Bidebarrieta

  • Calle Bidebarrieta 4 Map It
  • Casco Viejo
  • Library/Archive

Updated 03/12/2014

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This historic library and intellectual club was originally called "El Sitio" (The Siege) in memory of Bilbao's successful resistance to the Carlist siege of 1876 (Carlists were supporters of Fernando VII's brother, Don Carlos, over his daughter Isabella II as rightful heir to the Spanish throne). Now a municipal library, the Bidebarrieta has a music auditorium that is one of Bilbao's most beautiful venues and a spot to check for the infrequent performances held there.

The reading rooms are open to the public, a good place to read newspapers, make notes, or just enjoy the historical echoes of the place.

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Calle Bidebarrieta 4, Bilbao, Vizcaya, 48005, Spain

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  • Weekdays 8:30–8:30, Sat. 10–2

Updated 03/12/2014


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