Church of St. Nicholas and the Opera House
The young man who guided us along the city streets was eager to impress upon us the happy results of the Museum investment on the daily lives of the inhabitants of the city. After the crash of the economy due to the collapse of the iron mining industry, Bilbao suffered from significant unemployment, degradation of the environment due to the effects of the mining industry, loss of population and an air of hopelessness. The decision to invest in infrastructure and invite the Guggenheim to build in the city has completely transformed Bilbao into a great economic engine, a subsequent increase in population, and a prominent place in the tourist industry of Spain!
To see other sites we enjoyed in Bilbao, go to Kay’s Flickr account and understand what a photogenic city this is!
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