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Alhondiga Bilbao

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Address: Plaza Arriquibar, 4, Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: +34 944 014 014
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Description: Cultural Center
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Old wine store - very interesting conversion

The store is huge and has been completely gutted and re made with 43 amazing columns downstairs and exhibitions, swimming pools upstairs. We went to 2 free exhibitions which were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The store is huge and has been completely gutted and re made with 43 amazing columns downstairs and exhibitions, swimming pools upstairs. We went to 2 free exhibitions which were pretty weird - especially in Spanish!

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

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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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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70 helpful votes 70 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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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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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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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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