Palacio Euskalduna celebrates its first 25 years ¡Zorionak!

Exterior del Palacio Euskalduna de Bilbao.
Exterior del Palacio Euskalduna de Bilbao.

Más sobre:

25 years ago, on February 19, Sebastián Pérez de Palomar, a former Euskalduna worker, and Ana Orue, a then 11-year-old music student, smashed a bottle of champagne against the keel of the last ship of the former shipyard. Zorionak!

Momento de la inauguración.
Momento de la inauguración.

It was the beginning of the Congress and Music Palace of Bilbao, a gesture that symbolized the transformation of a space that has not ceased to follow the evolution of the city. The change from an industry-based economy to the service sector. Since that date, millions of people have visited Euskalduna Bilbao and enjoyed the possibilities offered by this multidisciplinary building. Countless cultural events and an enormous number of congresses have been held to date and on the horizon, now25 years old, a great cultural and congress activity of quality continues to be glimpsed.

This anniversary also comes at a good time for Euskalduna Bilbao. Breaking records in different aspects and making clear its recovery after a period of uncertainty and full of obstacles where the whole team of the Palacio de Congresos y de la Música knew how to adapt to the situation to not only endure, but to get out of it. reinforced.

Auditorioum-Palacio-Euskalduna
Auditorioum-Palacio-Euskalduna

All-time record revenues

Euskalduna Bilbao has closed the 2023 fiscal year with a economic impact of more than 100 million euros in Bilbao and Bizkaia and almost 365,000 visitors. The record results in such relevant headings as income and number of international congresses, and a cash flow already installed in positive numbers, which is a continuation of the positive line sustained over time since 2020, underpinning the path of the financial control The building's investment strategy is focused on making further progress in the accessibility and sustainability of the Palacio de Congresos y de la Música of the city.

Euskalduna Bilbao faces the celebration of its 25th anniversary with record-breaking figures. 8 million euros of revenue in 2023, representing a 20% increase over the previous year, reinforce the positioning, significance and capacity of the Palacio de Congresos y de la Música that the capital inaugurated on February 19, 1999. One of the most celebrated architectural emblems of the city revalidates its cultural contribution and the pull that professional and business tourism exerts on Bilbao and Bizkaia as an international destination, contributing to the deseasonalization.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

We have the best quality tourism content and we deliver it to your inbox every fortnight.

You'll love it