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
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!
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.
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... More
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.
A former wine warehouse and now a cultural space designed by Ricardo Bastida. It is worth a visit to see the columns, an art installation like no other that I have seen. There are restaurants and a changing programme of cultural events. On the ground floor La Florinda restaurant offered a very good inclusive menu del dia at 10 euros.
This used to be an old wine warehouse and is worth a look on the outside for the beauty of the building even before you enter the magic. The central atrium is supported by rows of columns, each different, i.e. one has gold dragons, another is red, and then there is a giant projected virtual sun. You look up to... More
Let your wanderings take your into the Alhondiga Bilbao. This multi-purposed modern public space is the center of art, culture and sport. And for those who might be interested in the evolution of libraries, check out the "Mediateca", or Media Library.
The 42 columns throughout the building were representative of the artistry of the best Italian/Spanish artisans.Great practical application of an old forgotten building being reinvented by exciting design for everyday public use.
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