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Alhondiga Bilbao

Plaza Arriquibar, 4, Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 014 014
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Traveler Description: Alhondiga Bilbao The Alhondiga Bilbao is located at Plaza Arriquibar, 4. The Alhondiga is an entertainment center in Bilbao. The ground floor has 43... more »
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

almost missed this off our itinerary - interesting archictecture. well worth popping in. Very stylish

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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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219 reviews 219 reviews
43 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The lobby is a lovely space but there is not much in this building, a few restaurants, swimming pool. We thought it would take longer to explore than it did.

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Strange, surreal space. Huge space and I mean really huge. Walking into the Alhóndiga is like walking into someone's or maybe even your own dream - short squat pillars, each of them different, faces glowing in the dark, voices whispering to you from indiscernible corners, shadows swimming above your head... I don't really know what to make out of it.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I think this would be a great place to have on your doorstep if you lived in Blbao, including as it does, a cinema, a gym, a library, a swimming pool, a roof terrace, and a few bar/restaurants . . . . . But for a visitor to the city not necessarily looking for those things, it's all a bit... More

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Rome, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My son and I had lunch at the "Hola" bar our first (rainy) day here and enjoyed watching the crowds in the building's large covered piazza (created by French architect Philip Starck in this ex-wine warehouse). Later we discovered the library and the gym/pool where you can work out and swim for only €7.00/entry. (You do need flip-flops and a... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have been trying to come up with a title that would sum up my experience in this building, and then I realized that simple 'wow' would do the job. This building used to be a wine warehouse. It closed in 1970 and was abandoned for about 20 years. SInce then they have done incredible job transforming that place into... More

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent restoration of an old wine warehouse. 'Bond' style swimming pool feature - it is partly overhead with a glass floor as you enter. Good terrace bar with super views of the countryside and city!

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I loved this place, it's got art, architecture, gym, public library and 43 amazing columns in different styles. Designed by Philippe Starck.

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Lake of Geneva
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77 reviews 77 reviews
66 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A new building out of red brick was constructed inside without changing the outside. The new building consists of a private gym with glass bottom swimming pool which you can view from the ground floor. You can even see people swimming there from underneath. You cannot guess what awaits inside when you see the exterior. The building is now a... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a pretty interesting place - apparently is where they used to trade alcohol or something like that, now remodeled it has an indoor pool with a couple restaurants - great place to visit.

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