Welcome to Bilbao!
For the first time ever, the European Conference on Interventional Oncology will be held in Spain. And what better a location than Bilbao? This Basque city has made waves on the global art and design scene yet still retains its traditional character and down-to-earth feel.
Our Conference Centre
Located in the city’s former shipyard, our congress centre, the Euskalduna Complex, is a fine example of 21st century Bilbao architecture, and won the Enric Miralles award for architecture at the 6th Spanish Architecture Biennial in 2001.
Right in the city centre, and close to the international airport, the congress centre is within walking distance of the city’s main hotels, but is also served by a rich network of buses, taxis and trams. It was voted the world’s best congress centre in 2003, and is sure to offer us all the facilities required to host another rich and multi-faceted congress.
Re-fuelling during the Meeting
The multi-purpose complex boasts a range of facilities, including excellent catering facilities that offer both cafeteria options and Michelin-star restaurants.
If you love fantastic architecture and fresh fish, the Mercado de la Ribera is an ideal Art Deco glory on the banks of the Nervión River, which leads to the sea. A light-filled, stained glass interior with gourmet wonders and views onto the Casco Viejo. For general dining, Pinxtos, tapas' little sister and a classic of the Basque region, are mini delights to be nibbled on while relaxing with a drink and meandering from bar to bar.
The Guggenheim museum, designed in 1997 by American architecht Frank Ghery, is probably the most famous art museum in Bilbao. It is not, however, the only one; Bilbao has a number of art galleries, museums and initiatives such as the Sala Rekalde space and the Bilbao Art District initiative.
More tips on transport can be found here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Images provided by Bilbao Convention Bureau