Take a self-guided walking tour through the architectural styles of the Old Town, from the blue-and-white Baroque mansion, Mazarredo House (Heros Kalea, 18), to the Bank of Bilbao (Plazuela San Nicolás, 4) to admire the Beaux-Arts arched, square and circular windows. Salute the Hercules statues guarding the Renaissance-era Arana Palace (Belostikale, 1). At the 19th-century Bidebarrieta Library (Bidebarrieta, 4), note the intricate iron and glass inset above the entrance. Finish up at the Cradle House (Muelle Urazurutia), where stylized plant motifs reflect its Art-Nouveau provenance.
By Chris Ciolli, AFAR Local Expert
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