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BBVAren Dorrea
Torre del BBVA


Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
curtain wall
dark gray
international style


commercial office


  • Three architects participated in the designing of the building: Enrique Casanueva, Jaime Torres and José Manuel Chapa.
  • Used to be the tallest building in the Basque Country until the completion of Torre BEC.
  • The site used to be occupied by a building from the late nineteenth century known as Banco de Vizcaya (Bancaya).
  • The building can be seen from everywhere in the city and it is said to change in colour as the night falls over the city.
  • The building was officially inaugurated the 23rd of April 1969.
  • The building was built in a lot of 3,100 square meters and includes a fountain at the junction of Hurtado de Amezaga and Gran Via Streets.
  • While some sources state the height of the building at 110 meters, the true height stands at 85 meters.
  • The building has a level C special protection category by the city hall.
  • Expected to be surpassed by Bolueta I as the city's tallest.
  • Höchstes Gebäude Bilbaos und des Baskenlandes.
  • Banco de Vizcaya was the owner until it merged with Banco de Bilbao, creating the BBV, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, in 1988. In the year 2000 the BBV merged with Argentaria, creating BBVA.
  • BBVA is the second largest bank in Spain in terms of assets and the biggest bank in the Basque Country. This is not the central building of the bank; the headquarters are located next to the San Nicolas Church in Casco Viejo, Edificio Banco de Bilbao.

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Gran Via / Bide Nagusia, 1
Plaza circular, 1
Hurtado de Amezaga, 2
Plaza Biribila 1, Gran Via / Bide Nagusia 1
Disctrict 6

Technical Data

278.87 ft
278.87 ft
278.87 ft
137.17 ft
70.37 ft

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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