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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Abandoibarra Et. 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
944 35 90 00
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Ranked #3 of 53 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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Melbourne, Australia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This really is an amazing building and you need to spend time here to absorb the structure from both the inside and outside. I found the art work displayed dissappointing but also found this to be the case in New York. Don't just thing the museum is the only thing to see in Bilbao as you will discover that Bilbao... More

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Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Wasn't here for long but glad I went. Loved the giant statue of the flower puppy at the front. Well worth a visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The bulding and it's work of art are astonishing. This is pure world class. What would Bilbia be without this building; what would the building be without Serra and others. [a senior couple from amsterdam]

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The architecture is good, but inside the museum there is not so much to look at. But it's one of those places that you "must visite"

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Leighlinbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I just found this Museum magical - I'm not sure what I expected, but this exceeded it! The sheer impact of the design of the building is incredible - and it sets the scene for the work you get to see inside. I was sorry I didn't have more time - I felt it was a whistle stop tour. Next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Their installations were impressive, in particular the film & video installation titled, The Visitors.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This building houses modern art, so if you are going with a non-art lover (like I did), do be prepared for the "how is that art?" comments. You get a free audio guide when you go in, take it as it explains a lot and did answer a lot of the "How is that art?" questions. Having said that, there... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The highlight of any trip to Bilbao. Wondrous beautiful building. Consider a private tour - well worth it to understand how Gehry worked to integrate the hotel into the city. Puppy is a joy and the current Sera sculpture and Braques exhibit are such pleasures. Again, a guide is a good investment.

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Greve, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is known for its very special expression. Like many of Frank O. Gehry's buildings are the Guggenheim Museum a sculpture in itself. The building has become world famous for its architectural and constructional quality, and people like us come in just as much to see the building as the works in the museum. Inside the building... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a building to visit. Even if you are not keen on the exhibitions, the building itself is worth the time and money. The exhibitions vary and their value for money is dependent on your personal preferences, but with the modest entrance fees (13 €) the place is always worth one visit.

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