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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Address: Abandoibarra Et. 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 944 35 90 00
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Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Bilbao
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural masterpiece: this fantastic chrome and metal creation houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art, a continuation of the Guggenheim legacy.
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orlando fl
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the buildings one must see. A walk around the building is incredible. Viewed from the bridge, from the funiculaire, incredible. And of course the Puppy! It is a Guggenheim so the collection is modern art but especially contemporary art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

the architecture and siting of his site is incredible no matter how many t imes you see it...and it has great art too!!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

the food and the services were excellent, but the food plates were big and the food was small :). In this modern location, we had a good time and we hope to come back.

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Mawdesley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you are in Bilbao then a visit to the Guggenheim is not to be missed - even if you don't actually go inside.The building is amazing. Like most museums of modern art there are some very good exhibits and some that didn't really hit the mark for me, but the art collection on the third floor was excellent. This... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went to Bilbao especially to see the museum and it was not a disappointment. The Frank Geary architecture is stunning. It's what's inside that's such a disappointment that leaves you shaking your head. I mean one gallery is 16 empty boxes and walls of sacks of coal. I've got empty boxes in my garage and moved to gas heating... More 

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Finlande
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I visited the Bilbao Guggi with my colleagues and we had a guided tour. This is something I recommend, since I find I learned a lot. I didn't know what to expect so my hopes weren't that high, but I was immediately struck by Richard Serra's fabulous work that you could experience in so many ways! And then there were... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This art space is amazing inside and out. The exhibitions are awesome and the installations are breathe taking. The Guggenheim has 3 levels and I would seriously recommend having a refreshment break in between levels, there are ample places to grab a drink and a pinto in the vicinity. The museum loan out mobile devices and select the language required... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I am very conflicted. This is a beautiful and amazing building. Incredible to behold. Interior is almost as interesting The big disappinent are the mediocre displays inside. I am just not that keen on weird, modern art.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There was an English speaking tour at noon that was a good introduction. I really liked that you could leave and re-enter later in the day so that you don't get tired and overwhelmed. A break gives you a second wind and there is so much to see.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited this museum this summer and were very impressed by the architecture. Only the building is an attraction. The view of the city and the river is very nice. The art collections are very modern, it is sometimes difficult to understand but we enjoyed it anyway and specially our 12 years-old child.

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