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Address: Plaza Arriquibar, 4, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: +34 944 01 40 14
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8:30 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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Azkuna Zentroa houses a cultural and leisure space within one of the most...

Azkuna Zentroa houses a cultural and leisure space within one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, offering a wide variety of events for anyone who visits. A meeting point where you can share, learn and enjoy the different cultural, leisure and sports proposals aimed at all target publics either individually, in groups or as a family. The 43,000 square metres of Azkuna Zentroa have been erected in the old wine warehouse of the city. It is a building with a modern character where past, present and future blend together, declared "Heritage of Cultural Interest" by the Basque Government in 1999. The façades and part of the space, designed by the Bilbao architect Ricardo Bastida at the beginning of the 20th century, have been maintained and renovated. The exterior classicism contrasts with the unique, innovative and sober interior space designed by Philippe Starck, where the life and energy of Bilbao are crystallized. Exhibitions, concerts, conferences, children's workshops, physical activities of all kinds, reading area, a place to have a coffee, etc. The offer of Azkuna Zentroa is daily and highly varied thanks to its multidiscipline programme and extended opening hours. It doesn't matter whether your visit is a one-off or if you live in a nearby geographical area, you will always find an attractive proposal that suits you which you will thoroughly enjoy.

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Amazing architecture

A beautiful building which was an old wine warehouse. It was recovered some years ago and has a library, a gym and some other services. The building in itself is wonderful and is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Leiria, Portugal
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Leiria, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful building which was an old wine warehouse. It was recovered some years ago and has a library, a gym and some other services. The building in itself is wonderful and is worth visiting. The view from the top must be wonderful but unfortunately I was there when the terrasse was closed.

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during summer holidays this location, but maybe in winter it would be more fascinating. Interesting building but nothing more.. There is a roof garden bar but not very cozy in my opinion.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is something that is quick to see, but still worthwhile. Inside, a large screen shows the sun as it appears in space. Also, the columns inside are very distinctive. The square in front of the building is also something to see.

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Wales, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would never have come here had it not been mentioned by a local. We loved the building and library - and apparently the public swimming pool is well worth visiting if you happen to be in Bilbao on one of its rainier days. Philippe Starck design, a worthwhile trip

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Central location, good place to stop for a drink (on roof terrace is lovely although drinks are at elevated prices) but the groundfloor bar offers free wifi and excellent drinks and food. The place offers interesting design features, a see throigh roof swimming pool and some shops and library. Great stop during city tour. Also good when weather is not... More 

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Erfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

a must-see in bilbao interesting building - and do not forget your swimsuit good food - la florinda terrace on the roof in summer good flair

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The building is interesting with its many decorated columns and the renovation by Starcke is excellent. However the ground floor is very dark with precious little to see. The lifts don't go to every floor so it's very frustrating wondering how to get to various places. And when we did find them, such as the sun deck, they were closed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Great repurposing of an old building. Loved the blend of the old and the new. Really interesting architecturally. Loved the swimming pool and sun deck. Really nice cafe/bars inside too. Jeremy Deller exhibition was on when we visited which I really enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Really beautiful achitecture in Bilbao. One of this authentic spots is Azkuna Zentro or Alhondiga as it is known within the local people. We know it and other curious things about Basque Country because we had a really competent guide, Macarena from walkingBizkaia.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Nice place, singular internal architecture, I recomend it for a break when you are walking through Bilbao, I loved it!

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