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Review of Azkuna Zentroa

Azkuna Zentroa
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$16.78*
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Bilbao City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #4 of 119 things to do in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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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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!

Thank Sheridanslack
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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.

Thank Domfood
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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 area it is probably worth popping in but I wouldn't go out of my way.

Thank Kristine L
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

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.

Thank fussygirls
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