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It was the first area where the sport really became popular, and the influx of immigrants from all over Spain was also a factor in the region producing dozens of quality players. In , Spain made their international debut and entered a team in the Olympic Games. Throughout their history, Athletic Bilbao have continued to produce many notable players while adhering to their policy. Their youth teams continue to be among the most productive in Spain.
Athletic were not the only club to have a cantera policy — fellow Basque club Real Sociedad operated a similar policy until Neither were Athletic the only Basque club that provided players for the Olympics squad. In , these four clubs became founding members of La Liga, demonstrating further the strength in depth of the Basque canteras at the time.
The ability of the Basque Country to produce great players was made clear during the early s when Sociedad and Athletic won four Liga titles in a row between and Although Barcelona and Real Madrid are well known for regularly recruiting foreign players, both are renowned worldwide for producing local players.
Along with Athletic Bilbao see Bilbao Athletic , both clubs have notable reserve teams Barcelona B and Real Madrid Castilla respectively that are predominantly made up of Spanish players. In , Madrid won the European Cup with a team of 11 Spanish players and a Spanish coach, marking the first time a home-born team had won the competition. As well as producing players from their own regions, both clubs have also recruited young players from throughout Spain and internationally.
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The city of Bilbao is the capital of the province of Biscay and as such it is home of the administrative entities that pertain to the provincial administation, both from the autonomous and central governments.
Settled in the city are the provincial delegations of the different departments of the Basque autonomous government , each coordinated by a representative. In addition, the Government of Spain has the official Government Subdelegation in the city. Bilbao is a municipality and has a mayor-council government system. The municipal government is elected for four-year terms by universal suffrage and it is divided into two branches, executive and legislative.
These councillors represent the different political parties elected in the local elections, for which can vote all residents registered in the city who are citizens of Spain or of any member state of the European Union.
The executive branch is composed of the mayor and a board of governors. The number of members of the board cannot be more than a third the number of members of the legislative plenum and the mayor can appoint them at his or her own discretion.
Since the seat of the government has been the Bilbao City Hall , located on the centric Ernesto Erkoreka plaza and by the Estuary of Bilbao. It is the fourth city hall building to have been used since the year Azkuna was awarded the World Mayor prize in The municipality is divided into eight districts Basque: Most of the districts and neighbourhoods were former independent municipalities and elizates that were eventually annexed into the city.
Originally, the city of Bilbao comprised the Old Town and some houses on the left side of the estuary, today known as Bilbao la Vieja. In the 19th century the merge of Abando into the city brought along small neighbourhoods of farm houses and hamlets that were clustered close to the former municipality's town hall and the Mount Cobetas , such as Errekalde and Basurto.
In the decade of as an effort to stop the increasing problem of slums , new neighbourhoods were created from the ground up, among them Otxarkoaga and Txurdinaga, which were joined together as a new district, Otxarkoaga-Txurdinaga in the decade of Bilbao has been the economic centre of the Basque autonomous community since the original establishment of the Consulate of the Sea in the city in the 16th century, mostly thanks to the commerce in Castilian products on the town's port.
It was in the 19th century when the city experimented its biggest economic development, mainly based on the exploitation of the nearby iron mines and siderurgy , both of which promoted maritime traffic and port activity and eventually the development of a very important shipbuilding industry.
Banking became an important sector with the establishment of the Bank of Bilbao Spanish: Banco de Bilbao in and the Bank of Biscay Spanish: Banco de Vizcaya in These two entities merged in creating the BBV, which finally merged with Argentaria bank in , creating the current multinational corporation, the BBVA.
The historical port was located in what is today an area called the Arenal, a few steps from the old city, until the late 20th century. In , an exterior port was built at the mouth of the estuary, in the coastal municipality of Santurtzi. Further extensions to the outer port, which became called "the super-port", led to the final move of the city portuary facilities in the s, finally replacing the docks in the centre of the city,  with the exception of those located in the neighbourhood of Zorrotza, still active.
The port of Bilbao is a first-class commercial port and is among the top five of Spain. At the close of cargo movements amounted to Iron is the main and most abundant raw material found in Biscay , and its extraction has been legally regulated since Mining was the main primary activity in Bilbao and the minerals, of great quality, were exported to all over Europe.
The first notion of Bilbao as a tourist destination came with the inauguration of the railway between Bilbao and the coastal neighbourhood of Las Arenas , in the municipality of Getxo in The connection made Bilbao a minor beach destination. The real tourist surge though would come much later with the inauguration of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Thereafter tourist arrivals registered a continued upward trend, reaching over , visitors in The trend was exponential considering that in , Bilbao only counted 25, tourists.
International travellers are predominantly French, crossing the border just to the east. The others arrive from the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy. Plans to create a stock exchange market in Bilbao began in the early 19th century, even though it would not be realized until 21 July The Bilbao Stock Exchange is considered a secondary market. Inside this enclosure, there was a small hermitage dedicated to the Apostle Saint James the current St.
James' Cathedral , which pilgrims visited on their way to Santiago de Compostela. In the fifteenth century, four more streets were built, forming the original Zazpikaleak or "Seven Streets".
The next large urban change in Bilbao would come in , when the capital annexed in several stages the neighbouring municipality of Abando. By the end of the s, this widening was half completed and already filled, so a new extension was planned by Federico Ugalde. The last annexation took place in , with the municipalities of Loiu , Sondika , Derio , and Zamudio.
Bilbao's buildings display a variety of architectural styles, ranging from gothic , Art Deco , Art Nouveau , Neo-Gothic and contemporary architecture. The Old Town features many of the oldest buildings in the city, as the St.
Most of the Old Town is a pedestrian zone during the day. Seventeen bridges span the banks of the estuary inside the town's boundaries. Among the most interesting ones are the Zubizuri Basque for "white bridge" , a pedestrian footbridge designed by Santiago Calatrava opened in , and the Princes of Spain Bridge , also known as "La Salve", a suspension bridge opened in and redesigned by French conceptual artist Daniel Buren in Since the deindustrialization process started in the s, many of the former industrial areas are being transformed into modern public and private spaces designed by several of the world's most renowned architects and artists.
The main example is the Guggenheim Museum , located in what was an old dock and wood warehouse. The building, designed by Frank Gehry and inaugurated in October , is considered among architecture experts as one of the most important structures of the last 30 years,  and a masterpiece by itself. Guggenheim Foundation modern art collection.
It is named after a local benefactress who donated the grounds to the borough. It is an English-style garden designed by Ricardo Bastida and opened to the public in It features a dancing water fountain surrounded by a pergola , and a pond with many species of ducks, geese and swans, which gives the park the alternate name of "Ducks' Park", as known locally.
In recent years, it was expanded to be connected with the Abandoibarra area. The original chimney was maintained as a homage of its industrial past. It covers an area of Mount Artxanda is easily accessible from the town centre by a funicular. There is a recreational area at the summit, with restaurants, a sports complex and a balcony with panoramic views. In the south, Mount Pagasarri receives hundreds of hikers every weekend since the s, who seek its natural wonders.
Its environment is officially protected since The main hall of the city is the Arriaga Theater , reopened in as a municipal venue with a varied repertoire that includes dancing, opera, live music and theatre. Bilbao has more than a dozen museums covering a range of fields including art, science, and sport, which have played a central role in Bilbao being named one of the most creative cities in the world.
Guggenheim Foundation , was inaugurated on October 19, and is work of the Canadian architect Frank Gehry. Another important museum is the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum ,  first established in and housing a notable collection of Spanish and European work from the 12th century to present times.
The museum also holds one of the best collections of Basque art, with works from the 19th century to present times. The Basque Museum showcases Basque archaeology and ethnography, and holds frequent exhibitions in the area of Basque history. The city also has several specialised museums, like the Maritime Museum Estuary of Bilbao Bilboko Itsasadarra Itsas Museoa , located next to the Estuary of Bilbao , which holds ships and other collection related to the region's fishing and shipbuilding culture, being particularly relevant the Carola crane, last remaining element of the Euskalduna shipyard that existed where the museum now stands.
Other relevant museums are the Biscayan Archeological Museum Arkeologi Museoa which holds important collections related to the region's prehistory,  and the Diocesan Museum of Religious Art Eleiz Museoa , both located in the Casco Viejo quarter. The Arriaga Theater is frequent the host of numerous musical events, other notable stages include the Philharmonic Society of Bilbao and Bilborock.
The city hosts many different musical festivities, often funded by the city hall. Due to its scope, it is especially relevant the Bilbao BBK Live festival, which has been celebrated every year since and focuses on Basque, Spanish and international pop and rock music. Bilbao hosts several regular festivals and events. The most relevant is the Big Week of the city Aste Nagusia , celebrated annually since and lasting nine days. It is the city's main festival, attracting over 1,, people every year.
The festivities begin with the chupinazo or txupinazo , which is the launch of a small rocket, and the reading of a proclamation by the festivities' herald. The central point of the festivities is the place around the txosnas , where the different konpartsak are reunited, organised by neighbourhood associations as well as cultural, social and political groups.
The symbol of the festivities is Marijaia , a large doll which is burned during the last day of celebrations. Since it is organised by the city hall and takes place in the Arriaga Theatre. Bilbao is also the host of the SAIL in Festival, a yearly event centered exclusively around sailing, which brings together international representatives of this sport.
Traditional Bilbao dishes are centered around products from the sea and the estuary, such as eels and cod. Bilbao, as other Basque cities, is known for a variety of appetizers and snacks, being prominent among them the pintxos , which are typically eaten in bars and that consist of small slices of bread on top of which is placed an ingredient or mixture of ingredients, generally of many different types and usually including elements typical of Basque cuisine.
Also typical are cider , patxaran sloe -flavoured liqueur and Rioja wine. There are many restaurants and bars who serve these dishes and beverages, especially around the Casco Viejo quarter.
Txokos are also a very popular institution in Bilbao, as in other Basque cities and towns. Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall. Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Metro Bilbao , a work of Norman Foster. The Spanish language is the most used language of the city, followed by the Basque language , which is vernacular to the region. The presence of Basque in the city is less prominent than in other municipalities of the region, such as Bermeo or Lekeitio. Finally, those who cannot speak or understand the language represent the remaining Two universities are seated in Bilbao.
The older is the University of Deusto , founded by the Society of Jesus in It took its name from the then independent municipality of Deusto , annexed to Bilbao in It was the only higher education institute in the borough until the establishment in of the University of Bilbao, later to become the University of the Basque Country in This public university, which has a presence in the three provinces of the autonomous community, has its main Biscayan campus in the municipality of Leioa , although the Technical and Business faculties are based in Bilbao.
Bilbao Airport serves the city and it is the busiest terminal in the Basque Country and in the entire Northern coast, with 3. On 19 November , a new terminal building was opened, designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava.
In February , a project was approved to expand the current building to double its capacity. Although expected to be completed by , the current financial crisis and the decrease of passenger traffic delayed it to at least The borough has 13 bridges connecting opposite sides of the river.
It is connected to the European road network by the AP-8 toll motorway and to the north of Spain by the A-8 motorway and to the rest of Spain by the AP toll motorway. The underground network Metro Bilbao , opened on 11 November , is used by more than 85 million passengers every year.
It has 3 lines that connect both banks of the Bilbao Metropolitan Area.