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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Never thought Bilbao could be so nice! Definitely the museum is a must see during your stay in Bilbao. You need to look up the exhibitions ahead of time to make sure that something peaks your interest. At my point of view, everyone might go and not like anything.

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Healesville, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The building architecture lives up to its reputation but we were disappointed in the exhibits. There are three floors. The top floor was devoted entirely to an exhibition of Yoko Ono's work. This was interesting but we did not really need an entire floor of Yoko. The middle floor was totally closed off as they were changing exhibits. The bottom... More

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kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a visual masterpiece of a building and the gem of Bilbao. We really enjoyed walking around the outside, strolling along the riverfront admiring the building and all its curves. Inside, there is more to marvel at. The layout is a bit confusing inside, due to the all the curves and unexpected twists and turns. The art itself was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It is an architectural jewel with a lovely atmosphere all around it. We enjoyed two temporary exhibitions but very few works from the permanent collection except for the sculptures that we enjoyed. Loved the architectural conception and the entire aura of the place...

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The whole concept of this building and how it was put together defies belief. A joy to wander around inside and outside. Some very interesting pieces but wouldn't rush back to the Yoko Ono one! A centre piece for Bilbao.

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Kingston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I am always more impressed by the architecture of a Guggenheim museum than the collections within. The Guggenheim Bilbao exemplifies the efforts to make these museums a visual landmark that somehow reflect the location in which they reside. The internal collection in Bilbao is interesting although not outstanding. The large steel pieces are interesting to walk through (they will play... More

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Istanbul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I was more impressed with the architecture outside than the works inside. Yoko Ono had an exhibit for what it was worth, but certainly not the 14€ I paid.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The building is contemporary, eye catching and certainly one of its kind. It has to be seen to be appreciated. Truly amazing architecture. We did not have time to venture inside but there are so many interesting exhibits outside. My favourite is the giant puppy covered with plants and flowers!

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We loved this place for the way the design works. Jaw dropping building, where Titanium sheeting, glass, metal and concrete work so well to show art at its best. George Braque features well from Fauvism to Cubism and finally his last landscapes. Richard Serra did it for us. Walk through his steel pieces without falling over!! Incredible! We will come... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If you are nearby, say San Sebastián to Santander, probably worth the one hour drive to see the building. It is a wonder. But the art is not. I agree with all of the comments that the Yoko show is awful. The Braques exhibit is interesting but sleepy. Overall, this museum lacks the energy you'd expect of a great contemporary... More

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