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Address: Plaza Arriquibar, 4, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: +34 944 01 40 14
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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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

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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Wandered around here enjoying the huge floor space and individually placed pillars. Returned for a swim in their pool - 25m on the third floor. Great for people swimming lengths... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wandered around here enjoying the huge floor space and individually placed pillars. Returned for a swim in their pool - 25m on the third floor. Great for people swimming lengths and for families with children. Lots of bars on ground floor look good.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The 43000 square metre Azkuna cultural center in the heart of the city is an amazing place, located in a former wine warehouse, transformed 2010, now hosting now a cinema, restaurants, a gallery, auditorium, mediathek, gym, swimming pool, sun deck, ... the swimming pool is located on the top, with a glass floor, so you can see people swimming from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

아저씨가 very very interesting한 곳이라고 하셔서 찾아갔더니 정말 신기한 곳이었어요 안에 도서관도 있고 영화관도 있고 gym도 있는데요 홈페이지 들어가면 예약할 수 있으니 찾아가서 현지인처럼 체험하는 것도 좋은 것 같아요 You can use the gym or take a fitness class if you book in the website. During the trip, i took a multi-gym and fit-pilates class. I highly recommend you to... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Walking back to our hotel, from our evening meal, and called in to the Information Centre. The young girl who held us was not only very helpful but was exceptionally passionate in explaining the history and building concept. Tomorrow we will come back, after visiting the Guggenheim Museum.

Thank Garonne9
Leiria, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 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.

Thank Johnmir13
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

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

Thank Welshgirl321
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 bubbles 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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