The last of the big town’s in Bilbao’s metro area going up the river. Galdakao won an award for its great quality of living during Franco dictatorship. Of course back then Galdakao was nothing more than a rural village. Since then it has grew dramatically, and continues to do so right now.
Some argue Galdakao is just the typical “dormitory-town” but in contrast to that others say it’s a quite lively city with many parks and recreation facilities. In fact, it has many more green zones than others cities in Bilbao metro area.
Three freeways are set to coincide in Galdakao as part of Bilbao’s metro area infrastructure system. The A-8 freeway (built 30 years ago), the Txorierri motorway (finished this year), and the Supersur motorway (set to be built in some years time). Those freeways will unable greater connectivity and less traffic jams in all the inmediate zone around Bilbao.