Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao

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Art Museum Museum
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. Arrange your visit to Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Bilbao using our Bilbao trip itinerary builder.
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Thanks to the Bilbao's safe and newly renovated metro system, all neighborhoods are any easy commute regardless of the city's characteristic rainy weather. The Casco Antiguo, or old quarter, is undoubtedly the heart of the city's and best place for trying the famous "pintxos" or small appetizers. Small boutique hotels and family-owned pensions provide affordable and convenient accommodation for those wishing to get to know this picturesque district. If you prefer a more tranquil experience away from the lively bar culture characteristic of the old quarter you might wish to stay in one of the many hotels that line the beautiful Nervión River leading down from the historical district to the Guggenheim museum.
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  • This museum is the typical unique work of Frank Gerry with good exterior art and stucture design. The interior art is minimal.  more »
  • Supposedly the 3rd largest museum in Spain, it has a huge collection of Spain artists (except Picasso, who only has one small print work in the museum), both back in 12th center and modern ones.  more »
  • This museum is a short distance from The Guggenhiem. You can buy a ticket that allows you to visit both at a reduced price - however there is free entry to this museum on Wednesday 10am to 3pm and on ...  more »
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  • Staff helpful but unfortunately a wasted journey Sunday 11/6/17 as galleries closed. Web site said open at 10 but they were closed. Official website and up to date info on Internet posted by museum gave no indication of closure. Souvenir shop well stocked
  • Museum is free Sundays 3-8 and Wednesdays 10-3. Interesting rotating exhibits and a nice permanent collection as well (from the classic to the very, very contemporary). Lots of Spanish and Basque artists.
  • Not very friendly. But they have a good collection. And the Basque art is interesting.
  • A great collection of fine art including Renoir. There's a touchy-feely section too. Broad collection.
  • Has great permanent collections and offers fantastic exhibitions. The place is well laid out and the staff is helpful