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8th district in blue, in the map of the districts of Bilbao.
A view of Zorrotza, with Bilbao skyline in the background.

Basurto-Zorrotza (or Basurtu-Zorrotza) is the eighth district of the city of Bilbao, Basque Country (Spain). It is divided into the neighbourhoods of Altamira, Basurto, Olabeaga, Masustegui-Monte Caramelo and Zorrotza. It is separated from Barakaldo by the river Kadagua. Its area is 7.09 square kilometers and has a population of 33,780 inhabitants.[1]

Places of interest

The district is the location of:


The 8th district of Bilbao has a very important role as a transportation hub, the main road access to the city from the A-8 motorway crosses the heart of the district (Av. Sabino Arana). This causes heavy disruption to the residents of the district, a new road access is projected through the less populated areas of Basurto.

All railway companies operating in Bilbao except EuskoTren have stations in the 8th district:

  • Metro Bilbao has a stop in the district (San Mamés).
  • EuskoTran tram system has the starting station Basurto and San Mamés station in the district.
  • The Cercanías Bilbao commuter railway network has three stops in the district: San Mamés, Olabeaga, and Zorrotza.
  • The FEVE commuter line to Balmaseda has two stations in the district, Basurto and Zorrotza.

On top of that, the main bus station of the city (Termibus) is located in Basurto.


  1. ^ "Plano Callejero" (PDF). Ayuntamiento de Bilbao. Retrieved 2007-10-15.  


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