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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Abandoibarra Et. 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
944 35 90 00
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Ranked #2 of 55 Attractions in Bilbao
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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

No photograph does the iconic architecture of the Guggenheim justice. It is exciting and fun. Sadly the exhibits are very dissapointing. We enjoyed some of the permanent interactive (you walk through a series of metal installations and a light wall) exhibitswere facinating, and an exibit of musicians on various screens was captivating; but the modern art was almost non-existant, and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Guggenheim Bilbao is now my favorite modern building. I just could not stop admiring it's impact from every aspect. This is a sculpture that functions as a perfect home for the fantastic exhibits it contains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The fact that of the 3 floors the entire 2nd floor is shut. And of the exhibits some eg the stakes room are really for the enlightened "art fanatics". Despite that for the 20eur admission with audio tour inc. there are some gems. The outside is just as impressive as inside. Worth a single visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Good small collection of 20th century art and expressionists. Great video on ground floor. Interesting sculptures.

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Naples, Florida
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158 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The building is more amazing in person than everyone says. The lobby too (free). We were not wild about the collection. Go see the place but spend your time and money in the cafe next door with great views and people watching

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is an amazing structure. The collection is good but the building is worth the journey. Check to see if all floors are open; one whole floor was closed for exhibit installation.

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Ocala,Florida, U.s.
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying I am not much of a fan of modern art. I don't understand it. I did enjoy walking thru the Richard Serra metal sculptures even though I became dizzy. The building on the outside was beautiful, made out of platinum. I enjoyed the spider sculpture outdoors, the colored balloon sculpture, and of course Jeff Koons... More

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New York, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The visit to this world famous building was a bit of a disappointment. The outside is stunning and the interior architecture is fabulous. The art collection itself is nothing special. Half of the museum is currently closed for transformation. Bilbao is a cool city but I wouldn't travel here just to see the Guggenheim.

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Virginia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Spent a wonderful time at the museum. Beautiful city artwork and design staff pleasant. Easy to find inexpensive. The headset is awesome enjoyed the self guided tour street entertainers were not intrusive but truly talented. It takes several hours to see all of the museum so be sure not to be on a limited time tour

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Hamburg, Germany
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The Frank Gehry building is itself worth a trip, one of the first huge structures consisting of curving and bulging metal planes that seem to grow on top of each other (by now more commonplace) - even if you've seen dozens of photographs you'll be amazed by the reality of it. The museum's own art collection is limited and can... More

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