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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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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I found the building an architectural delight. - I also really enjoyed the building. There was also a temporary exhibition with footage of musicians in different rooms of and older house- very moving. Yoko Ono exhibition- very interesting, and very large, a lot to take in. If you are not into art is is probably best to just admire the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We only saw it from the outside because it is closed on Mondays. It is an interesting and I would think controversial building. I hated it. My husband loved it, however I was very impressed by the huge dog made entirely out of millions of flowers that was in front of the museum.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The building is great both outside and inside. We were lucky while visiting. The second floor was full of works and life of Georges Braque. It was excellent. Yoko Ono didn't impress so much on the third floor. You can't visit Bilbao without visiting Guggenheim. It's a must.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The building itself is the draw, so definitely check what the temporary exhibits are. It's not cheap to get in, and you might do just as well taking your time walking around the outside, and enjoying the park nearby. The large permanent exhibit on the ground floor was underwhelming (except for the ego of the artist). We enjoyed one of... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Check what's on at the Guggenheim before you travel. On our visit one of the three floors was closed (clearing out Yoko Ono's stuff) and another consisted almost entirely of Georges Braque items. There were only about 10 paintings and photographs on the ground floor together with a couple of woeful, self-indulgent video installations. The exterior of the Guggenheim is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The Guggenheim Museum was a very interesting time. During the heat of the day in mid August to wander around this beautiful building in the heat of the day was superb. It truely is stunning and worth the entry fee. There was also 3 very interesting displays included within the entry fee. Views from the nearby bridge both during the... More

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

In some of these artworks I could see the talent of the artist. But with some other I really wondered if this is really art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

A great experience of an astonishing building. The galleries are well laid out. Go earlier in the day if you can. I appreciated the Braque exhibition when I went. BUT I thought this was part of a world class art organisation. So why were the video screens of archive film set to stretch and distort to 16.9? Isn't art about... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed my time at the Guggenheim. I liked the outdoor sculpture and especially the special exhibit they had on the work of Yoko Ono.

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Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Museum is excellent. I've been there often the problem is the entrance fee (to expensive compared with other museums)

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