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Algorta es un barrio del municipio vizcaíno de Guecho, situado en el País Vasco, en la provincia de Vizcaya, España. Es el mayor 

núcleo poblacional del municipio con alrededor de 40.000 habitantes. Su centro neurálgico es la Plaza de la Estación o Plaza del 

Metro en la calle Telleche (Telletxe en vasco). En dicha zona se encuentra la mayor parte del comercio algorteño. Algorta se 

articula en torno a la Avenida Basagoiti (peatonal), que une las dos principales plazas históricas del pueblo, la plaza San 

Nicolás y la plaza San Ignacio. Algorta pese a ser un barrio de Getxo resulta ser un núcleo muy diverso, siendo un barrio con 

barrios. Algunos de sus barrios son, Sarrikobaso: barrio colindante con el de Santa María. Se trata del barrio con mayor densidad 

de población de Algorta y se articula principalmente en torno a dos calles: Sarrikobaso y Bidezabal. En este barrio se encuentra 

la parada de metro de Bidezabal y el Centro de Salud de Algorta.

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Nearby images in Northern Spain

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A:

by Kepa Blanco, 30 meters away

B: Arrigunaga beach today

by Arturo Elias, 400 meters away

Arrigunaga beach today

C: Arrigunaga Beach 2

by Arturo Elias, 460 meters away

Arrigunaga Beach 2

D: Arrigunaga Beach

by Arturo Elias, 470 meters away

Playa de Arrigunaga (Getxo)

Arrigunaga Beach

E:

by Kepa Blanco, 650 meters away

F: Portu Zaharra - Getxo

by koldo gorrotxategi, 1.2 km away

Portu Zaharra - Getxo

G: Puerto Deportivo de Getxo

by koldo gorrotxategi, 2.3 km away

Puerto Deportivo de Getxo

H: Aita 1 Panorama

by Pablo de Lapatza, 2.8 km away

Aita 1 Panorama

I: Areetako Ondartza

by koldo gorrotxategi, 3.7 km away

Areetako Ondartza

J: Puente De Vizcaya (1)

by David Hernandez, 4.0 km away

Puente De Vizcaya (1)

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, Europe

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Text by Steve Smith.

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