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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We were the lucky visitors who were first into the Ernesto Netto exhibition on Easter Saturday and had the rooms to ourselves. In all honesty I had expected to be less impressed by the exhibits in the Guggenheim Museum than by the world-famous exterior. I was pleasantly surprised. We spent several very enjoyable hours and returned in the evening for... More

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donabate
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Expected modern paintings and sculptures that my children (9 and 11) would find boring. However they were completely engaged throughout the whole visit. All very different and a lot of it interactive. Entrance fees not displayed - so had to queue and ask first before we decided. It was 13 euro per adult and children free. Seemed steep enough but... More

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Madrid, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My family and I were impressed by the architecture of this museum. I have never seen something like it. It is certainly a place to enjoy every minute of your visit. It is a must do activity.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent all round- tip to pre book. As of April 2014 hosting a Yoko Ono exhibition, which will not be to everyone's taste but the other shows mean that you'll spend 2 hours been casually browsing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The Guggenheim is a magnificent piece of architecture, but unless you like really modern art, forget it.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The architecture is absolutely great and so is the salad in the bistro, but do not get your hopes up about the art. Comparing this franchise to its New York big brother is like craving Kobe beef and getting mcdonalds. Also you will be surrounded my school classes all the time. The classic art museum around the corner is fantastic.... More

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Lucca, Italy
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Obviously there are mixed opinions of the recent art exhibits at this world famous museum. The museum is a must see whether you are into modern art or not. It is a fabulous structure and needs to viewed from all angles inside and out. The art exhibits in early April were somewhat bizarre. The Yoko Ono exhibition was a waste;... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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