It is just where one of the main roads into and out of Bilbao begins, close to the Plaza del Sagrado Corazón. Created and designed as a sanctuary for the destitute by the architect Antonio de Goicoechea, in 1871, this immense building, was opened in 1872 by Amadeo de Saboya. The building is the fruit of a combination of neo-classical features, with the lineal layout of its facades and cupolas at its corners making for a sober appearance. There is a small and peaceful park out front. Very close to La Misericordia you'll find the Athletic Club de Bilbao's football stadium, which was built in 1913. It is called San Mamés, but is popularly known as "La Catedral" (the Cathedral).
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: San Mamés