Azkuna Zentroa is a multipurpose complex in Bilbao, Spain. The complex is housed in an old Corn Exchange building which was designed by Basque architect Ricardo Bastida and opened in 1909 but became abandoned in 1970 when a new building was built for the Corn Exchange. In 1994, plans were made to make it a culture and leisure centre and in 2010 it was opened after a huge renovation led by French designer Philippe Starck in collaboration with Thibaut Mathieu. The Culture and Leisure centre consists of a cinema complex, auditorium, fitness centre, library, shops and restaurants. It is a hive of activity in the city.
If travelling by car, the Azkuna Zentroa has its own car park but there are other car parks suitable for the visit at Indautxu and Zabalburu. By bus, take the 18 and 76 lines which stop close by. By underground, exit at ‘Indautxu’ station which is a short walk away.
Opening Times and Admission
The complex is open seven days a week, 7am-11pm Monday to Thursday, 7am-12am Fridays, 8.30am-12 am Saturdays and 8.30am-11pm on Sundays. It is free to enter the complex but to get involved in the activities at the complex such as going to watch a movie will come with a fee.