Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao

Housed in a building that is widely regarded as architect Frank Gehry’s masterpiece, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao contains a large collection of contemporary art. The museum is seamlessly integrated into its urban surroundings, featuring interconnecting shapes of stones, glass, and titanium on a 32,500 sq m (350,000 sq ft) site along the Nervion River in the old industrial heart of the city. While modest from street level, the building is most impressive when observed from the river, and many travelers consider simply seeing the site from this viewpoint the highlight of their visit to the city. Yet the treasures inside are the real attraction for art lovers from around the world. The museum features numerous exhibits of works by prominent Spanish and international artists. It generally hosts thematic temporary shows, though the highlight is a series of steel sculptures designed by prominent artist Richard Serra. Check the schedule for daily tours, lectures, workshops, and regular evening events. Make Guggenheim Museum Bilbao part of your personalized Bilbao itinerary using our Bilbao journey builder tool .
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  • If you like architecture and modern art this is a value for money art gallery for you. It is possible to spend several hours taking your time enjoying it all with the free audio guide (recommended). O...  more »
  • The Museum by the outside area is very nice and impressive, this very well maintained throughout the area, worth spending still is a time for a ride, if you decide to enter the price is not expensive, are 13e, but if don't understand modern and abstract art does not It is worth to pay for it.
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  • I'm not a great connoisseur of art. I am so coming here with a bit of skepticism. Already from the first room I was impressed. The audio-guide is very interesting but a little difficult for children.
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  • The highlight is of course the exterior of the building. The giant puppy by Jeff Koons is an attraction by itself near the entrance too. Inside, the flowing lines and walkways make it an interesting space to explore. The art is not quite as exciting but we loved the deconstructed Beetle. The afternoon English guided tour was very good and also free (they cover a selected theme and not all of the museum's highlights).
  • It's an amazing place!! I'm speechless, everything is perfect! The museum is definitely worth visiting and give it at least 3 hours. The museum lies in the centre of the city and is quite accessible. The stuff are friendly, and very polite. Even the services are excellent. I will definitely come back again, I fell in love with this place 😍 love from Egypt🇪🇸🇪🇬
  • Just moments from town centre but a place of interest in its own right. Wonderful town with many fascinating things to do but you can easily just sit and people watch if that's what you like. The museum is very gaudy and shiny but balanced out by the towns lovely mix of architecture. Don't let anyone put you off Bilbao is fascinating.
  • Perhaps one of my new favorite museums in Europe. There was so much here to see. The art here is so unique and your mind is given the opportunity to wander. This museum is a must see if in Bilbao. You won't be disappointed
  • Awesome museum out there in the top five museums in the world. And inside major works of art. I liked the Anselm Kiefer paintings. And the gallery for Richard Serra is unbelievable. If you do anything in Bilbao visit this museum and the gallery with Serra's steel sculptures.
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