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Address: Plaza Arriquibar, 4, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 944 01 40 14
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:30 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Azkuna Zentroa houses a cultural and leisure space within one of the most...

Azkuna Zentroa houses a cultural and leisure space within one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, offering a wide variety of events for anyone who visits. A meeting point where you can share, learn and enjoy the different cultural, leisure and sports proposals aimed at all target publics either individually, in groups or as a family. The 43,000 square metres of Azkuna Zentroa have been erected in the old wine warehouse of the city. It is a building with a modern character where past, present and future blend together, declared "Heritage of Cultural Interest" by the Basque Government in 1999. The façades and part of the space, designed by the Bilbao architect Ricardo Bastida at the beginning of the 20th century, have been maintained and renovated. The exterior classicism contrasts with the unique, innovative and sober interior space designed by Philippe Starck, where the life and energy of Bilbao are crystallized. Exhibitions, concerts, conferences, children's workshops, physical activities of all kinds, reading area, a place to have a coffee, etc. The offer of Azkuna Zentroa is daily and highly varied thanks to its multidiscipline programme and extended opening hours. It doesn't matter whether your visit is a one-off or if you live in a nearby geographical area, you will always find an attractive proposal that suits you which you will thoroughly enjoy.

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Interesting building

Saw this on Google before we left and we went looking for it. An amazing building but how do they make money? We wanted to go up to the bar on the roof to see the views but no one... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
poynton, cheshire, uk
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poynton, cheshire, uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw this on Google before we left and we went looking for it. An amazing building but how do they make money? We wanted to go up to the bar on the roof to see the views but no one seemed to know how to get there, lifts went down to the cinema and that was it. I did like... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not quite what you expect inside. There are several floors offering library, cinema, food/drink outlets. We just paid a flying visit, walk through it seemed like the kind of place you could pass away some time.

Thank DellG231
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting architectural renovated site housing contemporary art spots. The wonderful slow-food gourmet restaurant YANDIOLA and the chic terrace bar is inside.

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Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No local person will know it if you ask for Azkuna Zentroa, they all call it by its previous name: Alhóndiga. Old wine storehouse that has become a multi-task centre: it has swimming pools and gym, public library,exhibitions, cinema, restaurant & cafeteria,... Famous for its columns, each with a different design.

Thank Iz M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Mr. Philip Stark renewed this buiding wich has become the center of the cultural city life. It's the place to go if you're lookinng for any kind of expositions, library, cinema...there're some good cafes and restaurants, a perfect place to enjoy the trendy cultural life of the city.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This converted old dairy warehouse is now a cultural forum. The interior has several unique spaces, with the ground floor having each support column being unique in its decor. There are many levels wiht theaters, cinemas, a library and other shops. Worth a look if you are interested in repurposed buildings.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Unless you plan to attend one of the cultural events, this place is worth a visit for its architecture. Philippe Starck turn an old wine depot into a spectacular cultural center.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Wandered around here enjoying the huge floor space and individually placed pillars. Returned for a swim in their pool - 25m on the third floor. Great for people swimming lengths and for families with children. Lots of bars on ground floor look good.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The 43000 square metre Azkuna cultural center in the heart of the city is an amazing place, located in a former wine warehouse, transformed 2010, now hosting now a cinema, restaurants, a gallery, auditorium, mediathek, gym, swimming pool, sun deck, ... the swimming pool is located on the top, with a glass floor, so you can see people swimming from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

아저씨가 very very interesting한 곳이라고 하셔서 찾아갔더니 정말 신기한 곳이었어요 안에 도서관도 있고 영화관도 있고 gym도 있는데요 홈페이지 들어가면 예약할 수 있으니 찾아가서 현지인처럼 체험하는 것도 좋은 것 같아요 You can use the gym or take a fitness class if you book in the website. During the trip, i took a multi-gym and fit-pilates class. I highly recommend you to... More 

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