Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao

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For some local culture, check out the vast collection of works by Basque artists among the 8,000 pieces housed at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. View paintings, sculptures, engravings, and applied arts spanning from the 13th century to the present. To find out more about the works on display, audio guides and guided tours are available. Visit the cafeteria for drinks and light meals. There is also a more upscale restaurant on site. Take a look at our Bilbao day trip planning tool to schedule your visit to Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • After leaving Paris, with arguably the finest set of art museums in the world, I was truly pleased (and surprised) by how well the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum did such a good job in such a smaller Europea...  more »
  • It is a nice little museum dedicated to art in connection with the artists of the Basque country. Worth a look, but we won't dwell on it.
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  • Don't miss an hour and a third visit the temporary exhibition is magical with the evolution of the painter in chronological way
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  • If you call after 6pm this museum is free. During the day it is 10 euros. Depending on how much you like fine art take your choice. Very interesting, challenging and worth a look. Has small café and shop too. Great views of the outside.
  • A beautiful collection, thoughtfully and cleverly curated. Staff are kind and knowledgeable. Highly recommended! (I actually preferred it to the Guggenheim overall...)
  • The art here in general is beautiful. It's something the large majority of the population can enjoy, unlike the art at the more famous museum in the city. It used to be free on Wednesday for everyone, now there are some restrictions to the free entry. The museum also has a nice gift shop. The staff are usually helpful.
  • They were reorganizing and renovating the museum, but still, a very nice exhibit, good for a visit with only 2-3 hours available
  • My reason to be is few. My reason to be an artis is in a way thanks to this institution. so glad. so tender. Love deeply the Museo de Bellas artes de Bilbao
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