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Old September 5th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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FICOBA? What is FICOBA?

FICOBA

Foire Internationale de la Côte Basque

FICOBA is a little Trade Show located in Irún (Basque province of Gipuzkoa, in the border of Spain and France) and it was opened in 2003. It is the first transfrontier Trade Show ground of the European Union, located in the heart of the Basque Eurocity (metropolitan area between basque cities of Donostia-San Sebastián -Spain- and Bayone -France-).

More information about FICOBA: http://www.ficoba.com
More information about the Basque Eurocity: http://www.basque-eurocity.com


Basque metropolitan railway -Euskotren- station at FICOBA. The Fair Ground is located at the Spain-France border, so the station's name is "Nazioarteko Zubia" (International Bridge).

FICOBA is 30 minutes from Donostia-San Sebastián by metropolitan railway -Euskotren-.


Some information about FICOBA:

Surface: 70.000 m2.
Exhibition surface at pavilions: 5.000 km2.
Exterior exhibition surface: 7.500 m2.
Parking: 1.000 places.
Restaurant: 500 places.
Auditorium: 392 places.








Chef Iñaki Eizaguirre's restaurant at FICOBA.
























Locate FICOBA at Google Earth: Lat 43.346145º / Lon -1.788860º

By the way: If you like the Basque coastline, don't miss to visit this thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=232311 Hundreds of photographs of some of the Basque coastline cities.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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FICOBA is located on the Spain-France border. Thanks to the Shengen treaty the border was disappeared, and nowadays everybody can move across the Basque Eurocity (metropolitan area between the basque cities of Donostia-San Sebastián and Bayonne) without problems.

This is the current appearance of the Spain-France border:


Nowadays the bridge is only opened for pedestrians.


Spanish customs building.


Railway bridges (at the first place, Basque railways -Euskotren- bridge; and at the second place spanish -RENFE- and french -SNCF- railways shared bridge).


Bridge central point signal.


Santiago bridge and the city of Irún.


French custom building.


Railway bridge and Donostia-San Sebastián airport.


French Republic signal.


Bridge appearance from Hendaye.


Everything is abandoned...


Graffities at the french custom building
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