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“Swimming pool with view”
Review of Azkuna Zentroa

Azkuna Zentroa
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US$16.78*
and up
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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

From the outside historic, but inside modern. Swimming pool is in 4th floor with terrace for catching sunten. One big pool and two smaller. Deep 1:20m. Smaller has windows in floor. You can't see anything, but you could be watched from ground floor. Entrance 7,-€.

Thank Pavel N
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing building covering 42,000 sq mtrs with so many pillars each one so different. There is a cinema below and shops and cafes and reading space on ground level and is now used for exotic exhibits or concerts or conferences. There is also a swimming pool inside. I believe the building was an old wine cellar.

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

About 15 minutes walk from our hotel on the river, this is a stunning and living space. This is a converted wine exchange which maintains much of the old exterior. But has transformed the inside. Watch out, in particular, for the roof top glass bottomed swimming pool which you view from below and makes great photos.

2  Thank Eurofolk
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Yet another outstanding building for Bilbao - this was made from a previous wine warehouse and it's now jaw dropping to go inside.

The pillars are wonderful to look at, and the glass floor swimming pool above your head is just inspired.

1  Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We only wandered into the ground floor (excellent cafe) and found this extraordinary modern brick block balanced on hefty pillars inside an old wine warehouse from early 1900's. Worth strolling around to see the Starck designs of the pillars. I've since been told we should have looked for the swimming pool above our heads!

Thank zazu2012
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