The Euskalduna Conference Centre is a unique building and one of the flagships of new, 21st century Bilbao
Euskalduna Jauregia – Palacio Euskalduna. S.A. is a publicly run company owned by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia.
The building was designed by architects Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios to resemble a ship under construction, because it stands on the site formerly occupied by the Euskalduna shipyard. It won the Enric Miralles award for architecture at the 6th Spanish Architecture Biennial in 2001.
This 58,200 m² multi-purpose complex is located in the heart of the city of Bilbao, close to the international airport.
It hosts a wide range of economic, business, academic, political, institutional, social and cultural events. It is the home of the city’s opera season, organised by ABAO (Friends of the Opera of Bilbao), one of the most highly renowned in Spain and indeed Europe. It is also the home base of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra (BOS), which was founded in 1920 and has been performing since 1922.
The building contains a range of venues for meetings and entertainment purposes (an auditorium, congress halls, meeting rooms, offices, foyers and a splendid exhibition hall) along with service areas featuring storage space, cloakrooms, dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, etc.More information
Operating from 6:00 to 23:00, there are services with frequencies of six minutes or less at peak times during the day. On Sundays and holidays there are ten minutes between services. A night service is also provided on Fridays until 2:00 and all night on Saturdays.
Closest metro station to the venue: San Mamés (exit: Sabino Arana)
This means of transport, which connects Atxuri station with La Casilla, provides a pleasant journey that borders the medieval streets of the Old Quarter, passing by the Ensanche (expansion area) of the city and running parallel to the river estuary and some of its most representative buildings.
Closest tramway stop to the venue: Euskalduna
Bilbobus, the urban bus network in the city, passes through all neighbourhoods and most units are adapted for people with reduced mobility. It consists of 35 lines, which run from 6:00-7:00 in the morning until 22:00-23:00 at night. Frequency of services varies from 10 to 30 minutes.