The building - Museo de Pasos de Semana Santa de Bilbao

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The building

Perhaps the building that lodges the Museum of Passages of Easter of Bilbao and the General Brotherhood of Brotherhoods of the town of Bilbao deserves to be outstanding, not as much by their aesthetic appearance, but by its history. Located at the hearth part of the old town of Bilbao , the building is neoclassic and it dates from the XVIII century. It is considered a Building of Cultural Interest.

Its main structure is from stone, with a central space as a lobby, with the stairs that give access to the floor 1. The wood cover was remade. The building was constructed with the aim of being one alhondiga (warehouse of wines), reason for which has a great inner door, by where passed the cars. During a time it was a warehouse for coal. Before, it was a building where donkeys were rented. That's the reason why the building is called “burreria” as an affectionate nickname.

During an important part of the XX century, the building remained closed until in the 90's, when as an initiative of the brotherhoods, they consider to reconvert the building into their first warehouse of steps -from 1.998-, and later to give a more pedagogical content to the space as a museum. Finally, the 7 th March 2.001 the museum was inaugurated with the presence of the civilian and religious authorities.

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