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Address: Plaza Arriquibar, 4, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: +34 944 01 40 14
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:30 - 00:00
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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Bilbao's contemporany culture hub

Mr. Philip Stark renewed this buiding wich has become the center of the cultural city life. It's the place to go if you're lookinng for any kind of expositions, library... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Mr. Philip Stark renewed this buiding wich has become the center of the cultural city life. It's the place to go if you're lookinng for any kind of expositions, library, cinema...there're some good cafes and restaurants, a perfect place to enjoy the trendy cultural life of the city.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This converted old dairy warehouse is now a cultural forum. The interior has several unique spaces, with the ground floor having each support column being unique in its decor. There are many levels wiht theaters, cinemas, a library and other shops. Worth a look if you are interested in repurposed buildings.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unless you plan to attend one of the cultural events, this place is worth a visit for its architecture. Philippe Starck turn an old wine depot into a spectacular cultural center.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 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 21 September 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 8 September 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.

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Leiria, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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 10 August 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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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