Alhóndiga Bilbao houses one of the city’s most representative buildings, a cultural and leisure space with a varied offering for everyone visiting it. A meeting point to share, learn and enjoy different cultural, leisure and sporting proposals, individually, in groups or as a family, which are suitable for all public.
Built in 1905-1909 after a design by Ricardo Bastida, the Alhóndiga involved a new building concept, as it was located in a newly developed district, taking a full block in the expansion area (Ensanche) of Bilbao. It also meant a new construction concept, using new structural techniques and being one of the first examples of public architecture in reinforced concrete.
With the intervention of designer Philippe Starck, it was refurbished to become a multi-purpose centre and reopened on 18 May 2010.