The visits will take place at weekends and booking is necessary
From May on, the Port of Bilbao will “open the gates” for those people wanting to know about its facilities at Santurtzi and Zierbena, its history, the activity being carried out and its importance for the Basque economy. These visits will be free and form part of the “Ezagutu Portua” (Basque for Know your Port) programme, which the Port Authority of Bilbao started in January with visits for schools and which has now been extended to include adults.
The visits last an hour and a half by bus and will take place on Saturdays and Sundays.
Inscriptions must be made, at the very latest, on the Wednesday previous to the proposed visit, and will be attended in strict order of the request. Individual or group reservations can be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the website www.bilbaoport.es.
New school invitations
School invitations, which were made in January, have been so successful that all the school days until June have been taken up.
By then some 2000 schoolchildren will have visited the docks.
Consequently, the Port Authority, which will continue with the visits next school year, will again get in touch with the schools in order to organize a completely free second programme. Preference will be given to those schools that have still not taken part, as well as to those from the riverside communities.
The school visits are designed for children from eight to fourteen, and take place on schooldays between Monday and Friday to coincide with school timetables so as to adapt to each centre’s needs.