No nosso passeio por Bilbao visitámos o Alhondiga, o centro cultural da cidade. Instalado num antigo armazém de vinho construído em 1909, deixou de funcionar nos anos 70 e ficou entregue ao abandono. Felizmente a cidade de Bilbao conseguiu recuperá-lo para utilização pública e para a promoção de eventos culturais.
On our stroll in Bilbao we visited the Alhondiga, the city’s cultural center. Housed in a former wine warehouse built in 1909, it stopped working in the 70s and was left abandoned. Fortunately the city of Bilbao managed to retrieve it for public use and for the promotion of cultural events.
Um espaço que sem dúvida contribui para a qualidade de vida dos que vivem na cidade.
The old facade contrasts with its interior with the modern touch of Philippe Starck though keeping with the spirit of the original building with a more industrial look.
The sign board was in Euskera / Basque but it showed me more or less what you would find there, we saw a coffee shop and a reading area. Their leisure and cultural agenda goes goes from movies, through exhibitions, lectures, concerts, activities for children and also an area for physical activities such as yoga and pilates.
A space which undoubtedly contributes to the quality of life of those living in the city.
Morada: Arriquíbar Plaza, 4