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Stained Glass Window at Bilbao Abando Indalecio Prieto Station

Marvel at this immense work of art that greets arrivals to the city. 


This amazing stained glass window at the Bilbao Abando station was designed in 1948 by the celebrated painter Caspar Montes Iturrioz. It comprises some 301 prices of glass and is about 48 feet by 33 feet. It floods the interior of the station with color, making for a grand entrance to this artistically inclined city.

The window depicts scenes from the local community in the bay of Biscay such as the important tradition of steelmaking and the Basque version of Pelota as well as iconic landmarks such as the Basilica of Begoña. Even if you’re not traveling by train, it’s well worth a detour. 

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Nearby La Concordia station also sports a spectacular facade. 

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