Art & Culture


Rialia Industry Museum

Praktika Onak

The town of Portugalete, located at the banks of the Ria, is home to the Rialia Industrial Museum.

The Rialia Industrial Museum holds a permanent exhibition based on the historic-artistic background of Biscay High Furnaces.

Rialia Industrial Museum devotes its last room to housing seasonal exhibitions, showcasing pieces by artists who take their inspiration in the "iron region", as well as exhibitions with industrial, seafaring, and nautical themes... Five years after its inauguration in January 2006, Rialia Industrial Museum modifies its permanent exhibition.

It is an impressive collection of art pieces which once adorned this corporation¿s headquarters. Its nucleus is formed by a pictorial collection with an industrial theme, the majority of which were painted in watercolours, and which date back to the mid-20th century.

Information of interest

Paseo de la Canilla, s/n - 48920 Portugalete
Opening hours

From October to May

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 6pm
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: 10am - 2pm 

From June to September

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 7pm
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: 10am - 2pm 


  • Closed on Mondays and on January 1 and 6, May 1, August 15 and 16 and December 25.
  • On December 24 and 31, the opening will be from 10:00 am. to 2:00 p.m.
No. of rooms


  • Video rooms
  • Shops
  • Guided visit