The history of Bilbao is linked to the history of the Nervión estuary, on whose shores the first settlers settled.
Don Diego López de Haro V will give it the title of Villa, on June 15,1300, because of its importance as a commercial and seafaring nucleus, in a foundational charter.
The enrichment of Bilbao is a new concept of the city, the construction of beautiful buildings, the consolidation of parks and a modern urban layout, with new promenades and avenues squared.
Bilbao will become the 20th century in the economic reference point of the Basque Country and one of the most important in Spain, around its industrial pole. Large companies will be created and banking consolidated.
Despite the economic crises of the 20th century, Bilbao faces the future with a new concept of a modern, dynamic city, particularly attractive to visitors, where the spaces occupied by the industrial areas are transformed into models of architecture, engineering and urban planning.