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Barakaldo is located in the Greater Bilbao, on the left shore of the river (Ezkerraldea).

Little hills such as Argalario and Arroletza surround the municipality, where three rivers flow: Castaños, Cadagua and Nervión. It borders on Sestao and Trapagaran to the north, on Güeñes and Alonsotegi to the south; on Bilbao and Erandio to the east; and finally, on Galdames and Güeñes to the west. It is the second biggest municipality in Bizkaia, after Bilbao.

Moreover, due to its privileged location, with excellent vial communications, Barakaldo constitutes a reference point in the Greater Bilbao. For example, the new Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), which, since its opening in 2004, offers a modern image to Barakaldo. In this exhibition centre, located in the Ansio fields, congresses, concerts, sport shows and fairs are held.

Landscape diversity

Barakaldo presents different landscapes, from rivers to mountains, and the visitor will find nice squares, avenues, green areas and the Botanical Gardens, ideal for a relaxed walk. We strongly recommend to visit the neighbourhood El Regato, quite far away from the town centre, with its reservoir surrounded by a cycle path, benches and fountains.

Moreover, the municipality constitutes a cultural reference, mainly thanks to the Teatro Barakaldo theatre, which hosts many first-rate activities. The municipality's patron saint festival takes place in July, consecrated to the Vírgen del Carmen, full of very different spectacles and shows.

Information of interest

Surface area
25.03 Km
No. of inhabitants