Bilbao History Guide
Bilbao History Guide - Car Hire Bilbao
Bilbao is the largest and growing destination for tourists and holiday makers in Spain. This beautiful city has an extensive and rich history behind it. Spending a holiday in Bilbao is a great experience.
Bilbao was founded by the Don Diego López de Haro V, lord of Vizcaya in 1300 AD. The city was known as a commercial and maritime centre during this period.
Earlier settlements were made on the banks of the riadel Nervion. Fisherman, farmer and a noble family were the first inhabitants of the city. This tiny town enjoyed excellent economical condition and became a major port of maritime business.
Many privileges were given by the Don Diego to the city but the most important privilege given by Alfonso XI.
The commercial status of the city reached at top levels in eighteen century. City started flourishing and expanded its boundaries.
City also started trade with American colonies. 1631 was the bad event of Bilbao when city faced war, fighting, crisis and several other difficulties. During 19th century city continued with economic growth.
With the arrival of railway, a new change begins to transform the city. 20th century was the golden age of Bilbao when it was the great economic icon of the Spain.
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