Ibaigane

Ibaigane

The Ibaigane Palace, headquarters of Athletic Club de Bilbao

The Ibaigane Palace is an early 20th century building situated in the heart of the city of Bilbao. It was developed by Ramon de la Sota who was a leading industrialist at the time, and built by famous architect Gregorio Ibarreche. Ibaigane is build in the medieval Basque style of a Bizkaian farm house and contains three stories with a stained-glass ceiling created by Anselmo de Guinea, who was one of the most well-respected artists of his day. The Basque Government has classified Ibaigane as a historic building.

Ibaigane is also the headquarters of Athletic Club de Bilbao. Inside are offices for the club’s departments of accounting, communications, marketing, and management, as well as various meeting rooms. The board also meets at the Palace to conduct regular business. Normally, players will sign contracts and extensions are Ibaigane and it is common for new signings to be presented to the public at the top of the front staircase. With Ibaigane representing the history of Bizkaia it is only natural that it is also the home of Athletic Club.