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Fuente del Perro, Bilbao

Fuente del Perro - Bilbao, Spain
Fuente del Perro
Calle del Perro & Calle de Bidebarrieta, Bilbao, Spain 48005Map
+34 94 479 5770(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Casco Viejo
Overview

Leaving the small square of the Catedral de Santiago and coming into Bidebarrieta street, on the left-hand side is found one of the most interesting corners in the Casco Viejo (Old Quarter): la Fuente del Perro (the Dog Fountain). This unusual and at the same time beautiful fountain, from which the street in which it is situated is named, got its name from the resemblance the three small lions that adorn its spouts bear to dogs. Conserved as one of the many fountains traditionally found in this urban center, the Fuente del Perro, neoclassical in style with three half point arches, stands out for its drinking trough, built to resemble a paleo-Christian sarcophagus. The calle Perro (Perro Street), one of the most typical poteo (social wine drinking) areas in Bilbao, has a plaque showing the level the water reached when the estuary flooded in 1983.

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Fuente del Perro General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Casco Viejo
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