Alhóndiga Bilbao Kiroldegia | Polideportivo Alhóndiga Bilbao

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Alhóndiga Bilbao Kiroldegia | Polideportivo Alhóndiga Bilbao
Address
Azkuna Zentroa, Plaza de Arriquíbar, 4
Bilbao, Biscay (Bizkaia / Vizcaya) Province 48010
SPAIN
Telephone
944 01 40 14

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
€7.15. [February, 2018]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25m x 21.5m, 9 lanes, 1.2m depth , indoors , 27.7ºC (81.9ºF)

Location

Location
At the corner of Alameda de Urquijo and Alameda Recalde.
County/Region
Biscay (Bizkaia / Vizcaya) Province
GPS
43.259970, -2.936496

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

The unique pillars that support the pool structure and other architectural features of this amazing facility that are mentioned in the November, 2018, Review, below, can be seen in the photos associated with the Targeted Google Map link, above. (When we added this note, there were 193 photographs shown, many of them repetitive and in need of a good culling; the first four or five, however, give a good idea of the features the reviewer was writing about.)

Facility Reviews

It’s a giant facility and the ground floor door is not well marked. There are several indoor pools on the roof, brand-new with good light. It is an amazing scene of kids, seniors, classes with euro-disco music. It appears that lap swim is available almost all day and night. Check the website that has updated PDFs. Clean water and refundable €1 lockers. Footwear and caps are required, but the rule appears not to be well enforced.
This is a great lap pool with convenient hours and a central location. Perfect.
[July, 2015]
Many come to Bilbao for the Guggenheim, but do not come without visiting this most spectacular municipal pool anywhere. Located in a new building built inside an old shell, you enter at the corner and walk straight through the huge lobby to the ticket desk marked by red and blue lights. One the way, notice the unique pillars, each designed by a different artist/architect. Up to the third floor vestuarios (changing rooms), which are a vision in slate and wood. Deposit a Euro coin to release key to a locker and retrieve the coin when you return the key. The keys come attached to a plastic bracelet designed to fit your wrist; mine slipped off so I secreted it elsewhere. Then, find the separate stairs/lift up to the stunning fourth floor pools. On a November weekday, there were two or three swimmers per lane, but all politely waited at ends for me to pass. The water's a good temperature for distance swimming. Note windows in the bottom of the warm pool to let light down to third floor.
[November, 2018]