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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You need not be an aficionado of architecture to fully appreciate, and frankly be awe struck, at the Frank Gehry designed museum. A feast for the eyes, and as long as your (art) tastes are more of the modern variety, you'll enjoy the exhibitions as well. From the exterior pieces around the building (including the wonderful living flower dog) to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place to visit. The building is absolutely fabulous and in a wonderful setting. They also have a great coffee shop at very reasonable prices.

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Southport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The building and the "permanent" exhibit on the ground floor are both amazing. We saw exhibits by George Braque and Yoko Ono, both taking up a whole floor and brilliantly presented. Suggest a local personal guide as we found ours great value.

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Nottinghamshire United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Exhibits could not compete with the quality of the stunning building, which was much more interesting than much of the art inside. Be sure to check out all the external sculptures and art works, since they are equally impressive. Lovely riverside walks nearby, too.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The building is amazing, in my opinion is one of the sights that you have to see in your life. We weren't planning to go inside but it was raining and deiced to give it a go, better spend the time in a bar eating tapas. The exhibitions aren't good. We've been in museums of modern art before and this... More

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Perranporth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Some of the art displayed here is truly fantastic. I don't know a great deal about art but I thought that the museum was amazing. I really enjoyed walking through the admittedly, very busy, museum and admiring the work. I highly recommend to everyone of all ages. Of course though the building itself is a work of art in itself... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I visited the "real" Guggenheim once and I expexted a litle more, meaning that the permanent collection is very basic and I had hoped to show my little girls (6 & 9 yo) some masters in modern art.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

There are a few permanent displays in there which are very good, won't comment on the others given they change.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The architecture, the building is like a ship when viewed from the other side of the river and the atrium is staggering, the staff were helpful. I wasn't too impressed with some of the exhibits. But that's a matter of taste

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this superb architecture. The space, sculptures and audio guide all highly recommended. Only disappointment missed fire sculpture!

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