"Las Arenas - Churruca Monument" Near Bilbao Tip by DanielF

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The monument located at the mouth of the Nervion River depicts Evaristo Churruca, the engineer who directed the works of the exterior Port of Bilbao and canalization of the Nervion River, which allowed for the development of Bilbao as a centre for industry and trade.

His family hailed from the fishing town of Mutriku, in Guipuscoa, and was a relative of the admiral Cosme Damian Churruca, one of the heroes of the Battle of Trafalgar.

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  • Updated Dec 13, 2007
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