This building of avant-garde architecture is the work of architect Sáenz de Oiza. Since 1985 it is the greatest cultural centre in Cantabria thanks to its varied programme of the highest quality. The most important national and international shows and artists, often for their world premiere, drop in here. From its various rooms, the one called Argenta, in honour of the famous Cantabrian musician, boasts one of the largest and most modern stages of Spain from which, in addition, one can enjoy spectacular views of the Bay. The Greek room is inspired by a classic theatre. The Festival Hall also houses the stage of the Pereda room and it offers the possibility to arrange guided tours.