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Alhondiga Bilbao

Plaza Arriquibar, 4, Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 014 014
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Bilbao City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
88%
Ranked #12 of 29 Activities in Bilbao
Type: Performances
Owner description: Cultural Center
Attraction details
Type: Performances
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: Cultural Center
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Stumbled all over Bilbao and eventually fetched up here. It's an amazing remodel of an old building done so creatively. It could do with some sort of formal explanation of what the space is about, though. I still have no idea . . .

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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The terrace upstairs the building is very nice ,during winter they have hitting up lamps our some like that so you can enjoy fresh air without freezing! I do not remember if they serve food but the drinks are excellent! Also the glass pool is very nice!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Clearly a référence in term of modernization. The buildings inside are like suspended upon séries of different columns. It is worth having à glance inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a very cool building. The columns here represent a different culture around the world. There is a pool up top which you can see from the inside of the building. A number of restsurants and shops are located here. Grab some pintxos or a glass of beer and wine to help wind down.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's an amazing concept. Upkeep the old building shell and put a new building in and under it. The 43 colums on ground floor to support is are pieces of art each. The people of Bilbao may be greatful for this gift to them. One little complaint only: it was not easy to find the door that gives access to... More 

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Holland
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202 reviews 202 reviews
121 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The Alhondiga is an old and very large building. Some years ago it was totaly stripped and renovated by Philip Starck. When you come inside (free entrance) you will be very surprised. There are a lot of pillars (all different). Above you there is the swimmingpool on the roof. You can hardly believe this. During your walking in the town,... More 

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Medellín, Colombia
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53 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place is magnificent on three different things: its history, the absolutely amazing reformation process and even better, the great purpose it serves today. Nice restaurants, gallery and bars there... Don't miss it!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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241 reviews 241 reviews
47 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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