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  House Lezama Leguizamon
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  • House Lezama Leguizamon - Bilbao
      House Lezama Leguizamon
    by DanielF
  • Admire bourgeoise architecture in Bilbao - Bilbao
  • Admire bourgeoise architecture in Bilbao - Bilbao

The last part of Gran Vía and the area around the Doña Casilda Park are full of bourgeois residential buildings from the turn of the century: whimsical pieces of architecture in the form of grandiloquent urban palaces inspired, among other sources, by the stately homes of the rural aristocracy of North Spain. When they were built, this was the edge of the city and it felt much less busy than it is today.

Some of the most outstanding examples are the so-called Houses of Ramón de la Sota (sponsored by that industrialist), which are a work of Manuel María Smith in the Montañés Regionalist style; and the House Lezama-Leguizamon, by Ricardo Bastida and José María Basterra.

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  • Updated Dec 5, 2007
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