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Arriange Theatre (Teatro Arriaga) Tours

Arriange Theatre (Teatro Arriaga)
If your visit to Bilbao has gotten you into an artistic mood, then embrace that notion with a little theater at the city's Teatro Arriaga. The 19th-century Neo-baroque theater goes easy on the traveler's eyes with an elaborate facade that overlooks the east bank of the Nervión River, and a fancy interior of plush red chairs, golden balconies and ornate crown molding.

This may sound like theater-viewing perfection, but Teatro Arraiga's past hasn't been quite as flawless. Designed by Joaquín Rucoba, the theater was opened in 1890, and dedicated to Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, considered the Mozart of Spain. Flash forward to 1914, when a fire essentially demolished it, followed by other setbacks, such as its closing for a time during the Civil War. Then came threatening floods in 1983, which inundated the structure to the second floor, closing it once more.

The curtain of course rose again, though, and the intimately sized theater – seating some 1,500 people – has welcomed audiences ever since.

Practical Info

Teatro Arriaga is located on the eastern side of the river, near the Casco Viejo (old quarter). You can get there by foot, bus, tram or metro (stop Casco Viejo, or Abando, but you must cross the river). Consult the website for the schedule and to purchase tickets, which are often quite reasonably priced, with possible discounts available.
Address: Plaza Arriaga, 1, Bilbao, Spain
Hours: Most events are held in the evening
Admission: Prices vary per event
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Get acquainted with Bilbao old and new in one trip with this small-group walking tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Stroll around the landmarks of the cobbled Old Town (Casco Viejo) and cross the River Nervion to view the turn-of-the-century buildings and avenues of the New Town, learning how it developed during the 1800s. On route, enjoy a ‘txikiteo’ or ‘poteo’ bar crawl, tasting 'pintxos' (skewered tapas) at various drinking spots.
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Bilbao Small Group Walking Tour

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What are Arriange Theatre (Teatro Arriaga) hours of operation?
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Arriange Theatre (Teatro Arriaga) hours of operation: Most events are held in the evening. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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