VERSATILITY. A space adaptable to your needs, customise your event. For large events or smaller meeting.
GUARANTEE. Commitment to quality and customers satisfaction to make your event a success.
LOCATION. In the centre of Bilbao, so you can come on foot. Few minutes away from the international airport.
The building of the Euskalduna Jauregia Bilbao, designed by the architects Federico Soriano and Dolores Palacios to resemble a ship under construction, stands on the site formerly occupied by the Euskalduna shipyard and it won the Enric Miralles award for architecture at the 6th Spanish Architecture Biennial in 2001.
This amazing and modern building 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, and it's also the home base of the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra (BOS), which was founded in 1920 and has been performing since 1922. And of course, the Euskalduna Conference Centre won the Apex Award for the “World’s Best Congress Centre in 2003”, an award presented by the AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres), which covers 57 countries all over the world. In deciding to grant the award, a team of experts led by Professor Jaworsky of the University of Heilbronn assessed nine different areas: the building, the technical equipment, exhibition area, congress management, catering, final assessment of congresses, the destination, the location of the centre and the local hotels.
WHY AT THE EUSKALDUNA CONFERENCE CENTRE?
The Euskalduna Conference Centre offers a magnificent building with a unique location and an excellent staff to help make a success of your event.
Bilbao is a city in vogue. It has become a reference point as a destination for business, tourism and leisure. It is the home of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and is connected to the rest of the world via a modern international airport.
It also boasts enviable standards of cuisine and quality of life. It can offer of more than 4,000 rooms in modern three, four and five-star hotels, many of them located within walking distance of the Euskalduna Conference Centre.
WORLD'S BEST CONGRESS CENTRE IN 2003
The Euskalduna Conference Centre won the Apex Award for the “World’s Best Congress Centre in 2003”. This award is presented by the AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres), which covers 57 countries all over the world.
In deciding to grant the award, a team of experts led by Professor Jaworsky of the University of Heilbronn assessed nine different areas: the building, the technical equipment, exhibition area, congress management, catering, final assessment of congresses, the destination, the location of the centre and the local hotels.
IN THE CITY CENTRE AND EASY TO GET TO
The Euskalduna Conference Centre is in the very heart of the city, just a few minutes from Bilbao’s international airport and with excellent connections via road, rail and sea.
It is within walking distance of most of the city’s hotels, and stands close to solve Bilbao’s major museums (the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Fine Arts Museum and the Ria de Bilbao Maritime Museum). The city also offers an attractive range of shopping, eating and leisure amenities.
The complex has a car park for 475 vehicles and is adjacent to a taxi rank and a tram stop of the city’s modern tramway system.
A HIGHLY SPECIALISED HUMAN TEAM
The Euskalduna Conference Centre has a magnificent staff specialised in organising meetings and entertainment events of all types, and who will help to ensure that your event is a success.
GREAT FLEXIBILITY TO CUSTOMISE YOUR EVENT
The Euskalduna Conference Centre features highly versatile facilities that can be adapted to meet all needs and provides multiple solutions and setups that enable events to be customised.
The available facilities range from office rooms for fewer than 10 people to an auditorium seating 2,164. In all there are 26 rooms with different sizes and characteristics, hosting state-of-the-art equipment for the staging of congresses and events in general, with the capacity to set up complex entertainment events in the larger rooms.
Supplementing these rooms is a 4,200 m² multipurpose exhibition hall, which can be divided and which boasts easy goods access for erection work. The size and open plan design of this hall enable it also to be used for banquets seating more than 2,000 diners on the same level.
COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
The Euskalduna Conference Centre is firmly committed to customer satisfaction, quality, sustainability and universal accessibility, as can be seen in the wide range of certificates which it has been awarded, proof of good management practices.
AN ARCHITECTURAL REFERENCE
The Euskalduna Conference Centre is a reference building within a great destination: Bilbao.
It is located in the heart of the city, in a privileged area that has played a central role in the miraculous, spectacular transformation of the city.
The Euskalduna Conference Centre stands at particularly for its restaurants and catering facilities.
With cafeterias and two restaurants all types of catering and haute cuisine needs are covered. The Euskalduna can serve banquets for up to 3,000 people on its different levels.
THE EUSKALDUNA JAUREGIA BILBAO AND THE MELIÁ HOTEL, THE PERFECT MATCH
THE ESTUARY OF BILBAO AS A WITNESS TO YOUR EXPERIENCE
With a privileged location between the Palacio Euskalduna and the Guggenheim Museum, the Meliá Bilbao will delight you with its stunning architecture and Basque cuisine with cutting-edge touches.
The elegant architecture dazzles alongside the Euskalduna Palace, Doña Casilda Park and the Nervión River. Enjoy a delightful walk along the shore to the historic city centre.
Located in the centre of the city, Meliá Bilbao perfectly combines comfort, quality, superb service, business and pleasure. It is located opposite the Congress Palace and the Música Euskalduna, the Doña Casilda Park, Ría Nervión and is only 15 minutes from the International Airport of Bilbao. Furthermore, it is a short walk from the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Fine Art and the new Maritime Museum.
Designed by the prestigious architect Ricardo Legorreta, Meliá Bilbao is inspired by the work of the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida. Amongst its magnificent facilities and services, the hotel provides 211 contemporarily designed rooms; different dining spaces (Quatre Restaurant, Aizian Restaurant, Q Lounge pintxos-tapas bar and breakfast buffet); free Wi-Fi internet throughout the hotel; E - Point (*);Wellness Center with 24 hour gym, semi-outdoor heated pool and male and female sauna; 7 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity for up to 300 people; spectacular lobby 40 metres tall and private parking with direct access to reception.
by Meliá Hotels International