Paseo Rafael Moreno “Pitxitxi”, 2. 48013 – Bilbao
The Faculty’s very first intake of students completed their studies in 1904 when four of them graduated. In its over 100-year-old history the Faculty has made a decisive contribution towards the industrial development of the Country. To date, over 15,000 professionals have been trained in its classrooms.
The Faculty currently has over 3,500 students enrolled and over 350 lecturers. Today, the Faculty is a centre of reference in Engineering studies and is prominent, because it maintains close contact with the world of business with a view to adapting the training given to market needs. It has exchange agreements with about twenty European and North American institutions of the highest level.
Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao web site
Bilbao is the capital city of Bizkaia and the most populated city in the Basque Country, almost a million of inhabitants live in its metropolitan area. In the last years, the city is living an brilliant period of revitalization and transformation. Several urban projects, developed by prestigious architects, have change their look becoming a reference and “live museum” of the worldwide architecture: the Bilbao Guggenheim museum by Gehry, the underground by Foster, the new airport terminal by Calatrava, the Master Plan of Abandoibarra area designed by Pelli, are a sample of the architectonic projects and infrastructures that have converted Bilbao in a city in which just walking is a true pleasure to the senses.
Bilbao is settled on their people character, who mark the life of a city that surprises us with a variety of environments. The art in its museums, the music in the streets, the urban architecture, the night life, the varied and well-known cuisine, the pleasure of walking along its streets and enjoying its hospitality, the shopping in the best shops….
Bilbao’s International Airport is a benchmark in the Basque Country. It is located in Loiu, ten kilometers away from the capital. There is an urban bus (run by Bizkaibus), which takes you to the main bus station, where you can take any other means of transport in order to move around in the city (taxi, metro, tram…).
Airport-Bilbao by bus: Bizkaibus line 3247 (see more information)
Airport-Bilbao by taxi: Around fifteen minutes. Approx. 25-30€.
The main bus station in Bilbao is Termibus (Address: Gurtubay, 1), next to the San Mamés Stadium. You can access Termibus via the Bilbao metro, at the San Mamés station, or via the Bilbao tram (EuskoTran) and via Renfe’s suburban trains.
Through the A-8, which leads to Donostia-San Sebastián and the border town of Irún (90 minutes from Bilbao, one can access the Southwesterly French network of roads, towards Bordeaux and Paris; and those leading to the South, towards Toulouse and Montpellier).
Through the A-68, which subsequently goes down to the Valle del Ebro (Ebro Valley), which links with Barcelona (around 6 hours) and the A-7, which crosses the Mediterranean coast. The most important road networks of the center of Europe can be accessed through the same route, going through the border town of Cervere. Cities like Lyon, Genoa, Milan or Geneva are less than one day’s journey by road.
The highway directly links with Burgos through the A-68 (one and a half hours) and Valladolid (two and a half hours) through the Autovía de Castilla (Castille’s highway) and from there to Madrid (around four hours) through the Autovía del Norte (Northern highway).
It links with Santander via the Autovía del Cantábrico (Cantabrian highway) in about one hour.
The Bilbao Metro was officially opened in 1995 and was designed by Sir Norman Foster (Manchester, 1935), one of the most innovative and important architects of our time. His individual style has given the city one of the most recognizable architectonic landmarks: the ‘fosteritos’, which are the entrances to the various stations and are always made of glass and steel.
The line has been gradually extended to cover an area linking Atxuri to La Casilla, with a central stretch across Abandoibarra district -the new leisure area in the village- and stops at some of Bilbao’s architectural landmarks, such as the Arriaga Theatre, the Guggenheim Museum, the Euskalduna Palace and San Mamés football stadium.
Barik farepasses can be used. 5, 10 and 15 euros-worth passes are available in most underground stations, tram stops, kiosks and tobacconists’ shops. When using Barik card, each trip has a cost of 0.73 euros.
Tickets have to be discounted in the machine located at the stop where you get on, because there is no way to buy or discount tickets on the tram.
Visit Bilbao Bus service website (only Spanish and Euskera)