Plaza Moyua

Plaza Moyua which includes heritage architecture, flowers and a garden
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Take time out in this attractive city plaza and contemplate the beauty and majesty of the architecture of the surrounding historical buildings.

Plaza Moyua is a large public square in the central neighborhood of Abando, an attractive space with English- and French-style flower beds. Although a traffic circle, it is a popular meeting place that is also known as the Elliptical Square for its shape. The plaza was designed in the 1940s by architect Jose Luis Salinas and was rebuilt in 1997 following the construction of the city's metro system.

Go for a short stroll around the square and see the ornamental fountain at its center. The fountain is an original feature. Sit on a bench and enjoy the colors and fragrances of the flower beds and the architecture of the surrounding buildings.

Study the façades of the Carlton Hotel, a luxurious five-star property that was constructed between 1919 and 1926 in the French Second Empire style. The exterior features numerous balustrades, ornate window frames, bas-relief panels and a domed glass roof. During the Spanish Civil War, which took place from 1936 to 1939 this was the seat of the Basque government.

Appreciate the grandeur of the Chavarri Palace, which houses government offices. This Flemish Renaissance-style building was constructed toward the end of the 19th century and was designed by Belgian architect Paul Hankar. One of its interesting features is that none of the sets of windows are the same.

Admire the stylish design of one of the other noteworthy features of the area around Plaza Moyua, the so-called fosteritos. These are striking-looking glass canopies that serve as entrances to the metro station below the plaza. They were designed by the company of architect Sir Norman Foster, hence the nickname.

Plaza Moyua is easy to get to by public transportation. The nearest metro stop is right on the square and numerous buses pass through the area. Leave the square after your visit and head down the Gran Via. This long thoroughfare and some of its connecting streets form a popular shopping district of high street and high-end stores.

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