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Address: Plaza Arriquibar, 4, 48008 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 944 01 40 14
07:00 - 23:00
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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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Great leisure Centre in the heart of Bilbao

Facilities include a library, gym, pool, cinema, café and restaurant. One of my favourite places to spend time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bilbao, Spain
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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Facilities include a library, gym, pool, cinema, café and restaurant. One of my favourite places to spend time.

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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AZ has loads of events all year round for all kinds of public. Admission is modicum and if you get the AZ card, which is free and can be done at any time Infopuntua is open there is also a discount of admission. A lot of events are also free. Downside, the basement multiplex cinema and the fact that when... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have a look at the unusual pillars and the top floor glass swimming pool....watch the feet of the swimmers from a hundred foot below! Lots of people in the library, but exhibition space was empty when we went. How big was this former wine warehouse...amazing!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

From it's exterior, to the interior, this converted wine warehouse is an amazing space - from the ground floor gallery space to the rooftop glass-floored swimming pool!

Thank Ann572014
Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

You can get into the sport facilities for not much money, enjoy an art exhibition or watch a film. Sometimes they show classic films, but not on a regular basis.

Thank marrodriguezaller
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Look for a small section where you can see people swimming in the pool on the top floor it's quite odd, you have to look up & walk around the ground floor to see it. It's also interesting to see the amazing pillars. From here look for the 'La Mary' (just by the green space) restaurant it's well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This building is woth visiting for the amazing building reconstruction. In a corner, we can see different columns representing different cultures, The library is amazing, as well as the swimming pool and gym.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is an impressive building both on the outside and on the inside. We didn't know what it was because it's not really mentioned in too many tourist guide. But its an immense Cultural Center, which was formerly a wine storage center has been restored and modernized. There are a few restaurants, bars, and other businesses, but it's worth just... More 

poynton, cheshire, uk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Saw this on Google before we left and we went looking for it. An amazing building but how do they make money? We wanted to go up to the bar on the roof to see the views but no one seemed to know how to get there, lifts went down to the cinema and that was it. I did like... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

not quite what you expect inside. There are several floors offering library, cinema, food/drink outlets. We just paid a flying visit, walk through it seemed like the kind of place you could pass away some time.

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