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Alhondiga Bilbao

Plaza Arriquibar, 4, Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 014 014
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Ranked #5 of 52 attractions in Bilbao
Type: Performances
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

After seeing reviews I visited it might be OK for locals who may benefit from swimming pool etc but the rest is an empty shell

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

... and a piece of art in itself. Super, well worth checking out. I only wish I'd realised there was a bar on the roof...

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Here in the UK such an edifice would have been turned into a hotel or head office for a bank.... well done Bilbao for creating such an inspiring public place that is in itself an artwork but also a fully operation leisure activity. It really is a must see venue.... if not for the 43 pillars which are stunning.... but... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Excellent facility for a variety of expositions. Worth stopping to check out the 43 architectural columns that define the main floor of the facility. As with many other buildings in Bilbao, Alhondiga blends modern contemporary into a historic structure. The facility houses a gymnasium, swimming pool, library, theater, and several shops and restaurants.

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manchester, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This wasn't even mentioned in my guide books! Lucky I stumbled across it, a beautiful building to look at inside and out, a great ambience. Good cafe, shop and exhibition space inside

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Clever conversion of an amazing building. You can stroll around inside this former wine warehouse for a while but I actually used the gym which was really easy as a visitor to do, and meant that I could appreciate the building as a real life space. It also made a change from art galleries and the hotel room!

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Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This building and space I love the design inside and out is very different but both are amazing. The wonderful thing is that this is a space owned by the people of Bilbao to enjoy. They are a very privileged citizens.

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Billinge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The building was interesting with a few artisan type shops inside. It is a vast area with fancy columns on the ground floor. A friend rated the restaurant but we never got to eat in there. Apart from that I didn't linger. It is mainly a library, offices and a gym on the top floor. If you are in that... More

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Carlisle uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Bilbao has stunning architecture,wonderful museums,fabulous delicatessens,bars & restaurants. It's a must see city & if your staying a few days a train journey to near by san Sebastian is a must.

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ruthin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

A former wine warehouse and now a cultural space designed by Ricardo Bastida. It is worth a visit to see the columns, an art installation like no other that I have seen. There are restaurants and a changing programme of cultural events. On the ground floor La Florinda restaurant offered a very good inclusive menu del dia at 10 euros.

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