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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Abandoibarra Et. 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
944 35 90 00
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Ranked #2 of 52 attractions in Bilbao
Type: Art Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural masterpiece: this fantastic chrome and metal creation houses a large collection... more » 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. « less
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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of the coolest public buildings in the world. The art is fantastic as well. Generally modern art leaves me desiring more, but this place gets it right with a balance of thought provoking and interactive. Worth making a trip to Bilbao just to see this place. Can spend a day here, but plan a minimum of a... More

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Manilva, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I see a problem here amongst the people and reviewers, who are unable to distinguish trash, as they are afraid to be tagged as "people who do not know how to appreciate art". This fear is higher than a common sense. First of all, if you look at things realistically and do your research, you will realize that Guggenheim Museum... More

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New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

First, the building is worth the visit. It was truly inspired. We saw it on an overcast day and a sunny day and on both it was remarkable. We walked along the riverside approach to the museum, shooting pictures the whole time. (The walk is lovely, by the way.). Then we walked around the building looking at every angle. Jeff... More

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cshipley
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Guggenheim Museum is as much a sculpture as it is a building. It is architecturally fascinating both inside and out. Remarkably, the exhibit space is relatively small, given the physicality of the building. Still, most every exhibition I've seen there has been wonderfully curated. A must visit site when visiting Bilbao.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Amazing, eye catching exterior. Big, luminous interior. At the moment there is an exhibition by Yoko Ono and I must admit I wasn't very familiar with her art. I enjoyed it. Permanent collection is very interesting.

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Falkirk
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This is an genuinely iconic building which symbolizes the rejuvenation of the city. Located on the walkway next to the river it is easily reached on foot or by tram. Even if you are not a fan of modern art it is worth a visit just to see the building and the public works outside. Inside is a different matter.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Loved the flowery puppy too! Innovative things going on and would definitely re-visit when exhibitions change.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It is posible to quarrel about the modern art, which this museum holds, but the museum itself it is a great architectural job and its surroundings worth visiting, for sure. Enjoy a stroll around it and dare a visit inside! Open your mind and you will enjoy both!"

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Yes, the outside is impressive, the building itself, the dog statue of flowers and the walk along the river with unusual and interesting sculptures. All worth coming to Bilbao to see. In my opinion, though, the inside of the museum is a waste of time and money. 13 euro is a lot to visit a museum in Spain. A big... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We made a good decision to spend a few days in San Sebastian. While there we went to Bilbao to see the museum. The museum was a pleasant surprise in the middle of a not so attractive town. The 'Good' was the building itself which was made out of titanium. The Best of all was the huge two? story puppy... More

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