Bilbao was founded in XIV centuary. Don Diego Lopez de Haro in 1300 appointed Bilbao city. Bilbao was located in seven streets. This city was called " el botxo" because was arrounded by mountains.
Until 1870 Abando didn't belong to Bilbao. Many years ago, Bilbao's buildings were dark because there was a lot of polluting industries.
The iron was carried from Abando station to Leon and Santander.
The design of the "New square" was done in 1821 but it wasn't inaugurated until 1851. In 1828 the king of Castilla went to visit Bilbao but three years before the square was inaugurated, the king died.
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