City Hall

The City Hall is located at Plaza Ernesto Erkoreka, 1. This building was finished in 1892 and is by the bank of the river. The architect was Joaquin Rucoba. The building is very elegant and highly ornamented and the architecture is eclectic. Rucoba was inspired by French architecture of the Third Republic. At the main balcony, there are three arches with eight columns. The building is topped with a bell tower. At the central staircase there are sculptures that represent Law and Justice. Above there are four sculptures that flank the building. There is an Arab Hall that is extraordinary, the work of Jose Soler, who painted the room in imitation marble, wood, and ivory. This hall is used for official receptions and weddings.