Bilbao

Bilbao is a metropolis of more than 1 million inhabitants. Since its foundation more than 700 years ago, it has been the main hub for economic-social development and the main factor for local modernisation.

It is an example of transformation, which started with the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997, and which has been studied and won various international awards.

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The city is easy to access. Its excellent road network, its port, and above all its international airport, 10 km from the city centre, offer direct connections to the main cities in Spain and the rest of Europe.

It is a warm, hospitable city with a hotel tradition that goes two hundred years back, so excellence and quality are its main hallmarks.

Its diversified infrastructures include a hotel offering of more than 5,000 rooms in the metropolitan area.

Walking and cycling around the city is easy, although modern, efficient, and sustainable transport systems are also available.

The strategic location of its venues and its extensive range of services turn Bilbao into a destination that brings together excellence and professionalism, with a lifestyle and culture that captivate visitors.

Bilbao includes, among its cultural offering, two of the best museums in Spain (the Museum of Fine Arts and the Guggenheim Museum), several universities, a modern Palacio de Congresos y de la Música, and an excellent opera season.

Basque cuisine is world-renowned, the result of the quality of local produce and the tradition and avant-garde of its master chefs.

Moreover, Bilbao is surrounded by a green, lush landscape, with splendid forests and mountains, which offer many opportunities for nature lovers, and beaches of great value which can be accessed by underground.

Bilbao has hundreds of interesting aspects that turn the city into an attractive destination, for, despite its long history, Bilbao is a young city in constant progress, cosmopolitan, innovative, and open to new developments.

The prevalence of the West winds and the soothing influence of the sea result in mild temperatures, with a temperate climate throughout the year.

The Bilbao Convention Bureau offers an extensive range of services to event planners, to ensure that your meeting or event will be a success.

 CONTACT DETAILS

City Name: Bilbao
Region: PAIS VASCO
Organization: Bilbao Convention Bureau
Address: Plaza Circular, 1 – 1º
City: BILBAO
Zipcode: 48001
Phone: 944 795 770
Web: www.bilbao.net/conventionbureau…
Mail: bicb@bilbaoturismo.bilbao.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BilbaoTurismo/
Twitter: @TurismoBilbao
Instragram: @bilbaoturismo

HOTELS (3, 4 & 5 stars)

Total Number of Hotels: 23
Total Number of Rooms: 3153
Total Number of Beds: 5852
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 500
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 800
Website: http://www.bilbao.net/conventionbureau…

 

INCOMING AGENCIES

Total Number: 15
Website: http://www.bilbao.net/conventionbureau…

MEETING MAXIMUM CAPACITY

Capacity of the largest meeting room

13500

Setting: Theater

Meeting Venues

BILBAO EXHIBITION CENTER (BEC)

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 14
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 13500
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 12000

BIZKAIA ARETOA

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 9
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 433
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 400

PALACIO DE CONGRESOS Y DE LA MÚSICA EUSKALDUNA

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 54
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 2164
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 3500

SALA BBK

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 0
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 300
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 560

Special Venues

AZKUNA ZENTROA

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 400
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 1300

MUSEO MARÍTIMO RÍA DE BILBAO

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 190
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 250

BODEGA BERROJA

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 150
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 300

SOCIEDAD BILBAÍNA

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 6
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 150
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 250

TEATRO CAMPOS ELÍSEOS

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 805
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 1150

PALACIO SAN JOSEREN

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 8
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 150
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 250

SAN MAMÉS VIP AREA (ATHLETIC)

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 9
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 400
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 2200

TEATRO ARRIAGA

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 1200
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 250

TORRE IBERDROLA

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 6
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 310
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 320

YIMBY

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Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (theater): 200
Largest Meeting Room Capacity (cocktail): 185