The Basque city of Bilbao is particularly well known for its avant-garde contemporary designs and fascinating architecture, especially as it is home to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. However, this is not the only amazing building in the city; come with us on a tour to see some of Bilbao’s most spectacular churches, museums, hotels and even train stations.
A huge culture and leisure centre, the Azkuna Zentroa, or Alhóndiga Bilbao as it is also known, is another example of how the city of Bilbao is constantly fusing together the old and the new. A former wine storage warehouse, it was redesigned by the famous French designer Philippe Starck into a modern masterpiece. It is seemingly held up by various uniquely created columns.
Azkuna Zentroa, Arriquíbar Plaza, 4, Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain +34 944 014 014
At first, the Abando train station may look like any other train station in the world, but head inside and you’ll find a huge, impressive stained glass window. The scene depicts the Basilica of Begoña, the bridge of San Antón, as well as the steel industry and Basque rural sports.
Estacion de Abando, Plaza Circular 2, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain +34 902 432 343