Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights

Parque de Doña Casilda de Iturrizar

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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Bilbao's main park, stretching east toward the river from the Museo de Bellas Artes, is a lush collection of exotic trees, ducks and geese, fountains, falling water, and great expanses of lawns usually dotted with lovers. It's a sanctuary from the hard-edged Ensanche, Bilbao's modern, post-1876 expansion. As for the name, Doña Casilda de Iturrizar was a well-to-do 19th-century Bilbao matron who married a powerful banker and used his wealth to support various cultural and beneficent institutions in the city, including this grassy refuge.

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Bilbao, Basque Country, 48011, Spain

Published 08/18/2015

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