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“Great swim in an amazing building ”
Review of Azkuna Zentroa

Azkuna Zentroa
Ranked #7 of 125 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Found this place via the Bilboa Music Festival website. It's not easy to find on Trip Advisor. It's a great place to come early evening for a swim and to admire the Bilboa rooftops. The building itself is amazing! Great to see a real cool local building. There is a great sun deck as well.

It's also a great art centre with restaurants and very trendy shops.

And it's really close to the Guugeheim - so go for an early evening swim and then stroll over to the Guggenheim to watch the sun go down.

2  Thank Patrick B
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"wine warehouse"
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"swimming pool"
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"the ground floor"
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"glass bottom"
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"roof terrace"
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"multi purpose"
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"arts centre"
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"corn exchange"
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"fitness center"
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"wine exchange"
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"interesting building"
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"glass floor"
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"exhibition area"
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"worth a visit"
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"information desk"
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Loved it. Enjoyed the pool and exhibition spaces. Take swimming gear and towels. Rooftop pools are great.

1  Thank HonestOpinionPC
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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,-€.

1  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.

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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.

3  Thank Eurofolk
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