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Alhondiga Bilbao

Plaza Arriquibar, 4, Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 014 014
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Ranked #8 of 53 attractions in Bilbao
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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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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
66 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Rijswijk, Holland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Worth a visit, because this is something different. Amazing how they have turned this former winehouse into three blocks of stones resting on 43 snake pillars. Don't forget to take a plunge in the swimming pool on the roof.

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Melbourne
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196 reviews 196 reviews
82 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The façade of the original building dates back to 1909 and is lovely. A new building out of red brick was constructed inside. The new building consists of a private gym with glass bottom swimming pool which you can view from the ground as the pool is about 3 stories high. There are a few quiet rooms/libraries for sitting. The... More

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