From Bilbao to Santurce
The historical image of the Basque Country in the last two centuries is inextricably linked to its industrial activity, which has been the main engine of the region’s economic expansion and level of social development. The material heritage inherited from the process of industrialisation is highly appreciated in the Basque Country and has contributed significantly to moulding the region’s cultural identity.
The best way to grasp Bilbao’s industrial past is by visiting its river and river mouth. That is why a member of the Basque Association of Industrial Heritage and Public Work (AVPIOP) will accompany us on our river trip from Bilbao to Santurce for a guided tour of the remains of old industrial sites.