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“Phillip Stark design, must see!”
Review of Azkuna Zentroa

Azkuna Zentroa
Ranked #5 of 78 things to do in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Azkuna Zentroa is the centre for art and culture located right in the heart of Bilbao and is housed in one of the most emblematic buildings of the city, the former municipal wine exchange market. Refurbished and restored by Philippe Starck, Azkuna Zentroa has a diverse cultural programme where art, knowledge, design, science, new technologies and literature converge, as well as a varied physical activity offering. A multipurpose and contemporary centre where disciplines, contents and the general public are interrelated, which increases the cultural level of the general public and contributes to the enrichment of Bilbao and its internationalisation.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is an amazing reuse of an old building that was formerly a wine warehouse. It is now a cultural and community center. The design alone makes the visit worthwhile. The bottom of the fourth floor swimming pool is glass. There are uniquely designed columns holding up four modules. Bilbao is worth visiting for more than the Guggenheim.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We visited Arjuna Zentroa before visiting the Guggenheim, a really interesting building with great features, including an overhead glass bottomed swimming pool and a basement exhibition area. It’s free with a restaurants and cafes. Worth a visit, bit of a wow factor when you see it.

1  Thank Steveh964993
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

There’s a great restaurant, a library, cinemas downstairs and a great pool that you can see from below. It always shows great art.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We went swimming- don’t forget you need a head covering in the pool for some reason. We wanted to see down through the windows in the bottom of the pool but you couldn’t. We didn’t have time to look at the exhibitions there. Funny juxtaposition of swimming pool and exhibition space.

Thank Caustonator
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Been here quite often, I love it here. There’s free wifi, a restaurant and cafe on the ground floor, art exhibit, cinemas, cool mediateka library (with video games!) not to mention the 43 unique posts on the open area. The place itself inspires creativity with its brick walls and designer posts. Photo attached is my fave poste

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