Las Arenas

Las Arenas

Las Arenas ("Areeta" in basque) is a neighbourhood of Getxo (Biscay, Basque Country, Spain). It is an affluent residential area that was built over the sands of a beach where the Gobela creek died in a diffuse delta at the mouth of the Estuary of Bilbao in the early 20th century.

It is connected to Portugalete, at the other side of the firth by the Puente Colgante and offers a marina, a small beach that can unfortunately be polluted, and a monument to Evaristo Churruca, who planned and directed the canalization of the estuary. The Puente Colgante is now a tourist attraction with visitors able to go by lift to the top of the bridge (from where it was originally operated).

It can be divided in three neighbourhoods:
*Central Las Arenas, around the Main Street, location of many shops, restaurants and bars.
*Santa Ana, a quiet residential area, named after the small church located in the eponymous plaza.
*Zugazarte, an area of more affluent homes along a road and park, looking to the sea and neighbouring Neguri.

Sometimes the neighbour district of Romo is also included in the use of Areeta but this is surely a misuse, as Romo was built for the working classes and was separated by the suburban railroad until it was recycled by the Metro Bilbao in its subway system and by the canalized Gobela creek.

Public transport to and from the area is provided by Metro Bilbao, with Areeta station in the centre of the area flanked by Lamiako (a mainly industrial district) and Gobela (a wealthy residential area), and BizkaiBus, whose yellow buses provide services throughout Biscay. The creditrans payment card system can be used on the metro, the bus system, and also to cross the Vizcaya Bridge. A small passenger ferry also operates across the river between Areeta and Portugalete.

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