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Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights


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Updated 03/12/2014

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In the early 20th century this was a municipal wine-storage facility used by Bilbao's Rioja wine barons. Now, this city-block-size, Philippe Starck–designed civic center is filled with shops, cafés, restaurants, movie theaters, swimming pools, fitness centers, and nightlife opportunities at the very heart of the city. Conceived as a hub for entertainment, culture, wellness, and civic coexistence, it added another star to Bilbao's cosmos of architectural and cultural

offerings when it opened in 2010. The complex regularly hosts film festivals and art exhibitions, and it's a cozy place to take refuge on a rainy afternoon. Locals lovingly call it "the meatball," because its name is one letter off from the Spanish word for meatballs, albóndigas.

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Pl. Arriquibar 4, Bilbao, Vizcaya, 48011, Spain

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