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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Address: Abandoibarra Et. 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 944 35 90 00
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Ranked #2 of 46 Attractions in Bilbao
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I had the opportunity to visit this museum if NOVEMBER. 2014. Being the daughter of an architect I found the building structure to be fascinating. The exhibits inside were mostly of a modern nature. However you are given a very light weight phone like mechanism when you enter and can punch in the number of the artwork you are looking... More 

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Lahti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The building itself is the biggest art piece. The story from the architect is worth listening. Amazing work and how it suits to the city. Exhibition is many-sided, for me the Serra-made steel work was most astonishing. Also, the size of the building is right for 2-3 hrs visit.

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Newmarket, Suffolk, UK
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

on my wish list for a long time. Didnt disappoint. The position and exterior of the building is wonderful. Area obviosly had a lot of money spent, with walkways, cycleways, childrens play park, all excellent. Exhibits in the museum also excellent and sculptures outside the same. Make sure you use the commentary handset which is included in thenprice. It gives... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Personally, I think the building/structure is the Guggenheim's greatest attribute. I'm not personally a huge fan of modern art because I don't understand the meaning or story behind the pieces. However this is a must see if you are in the area.

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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

If you get any place near Bizkaia in Spain, this is a must see! Modern and stunning, this museum will take your breath away.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

This building is amazing from the outside and certainly lives up to its reputation. The colourful flowers are really eye catching from outside of the museum. In term ally, given its vast size, there are relatively few exhibits in some areas. However the sculptures require a significant amount of open space. During our visit, there were some rooms closed off... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What an extraordinary experience. I rarely engage a tour guide but it made our visit only more incredible. Do Not Touch is very important to remember and some areas do not permit cameras. The scale of some of the exhibits is impressive. Makes art and architecture approachable. I love the diversity of the different art forms. A great way to... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A wonderful building worth visiting for the architecture alone. The artwork is also impressive if you like installation art (which we do).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The architecture of this building is amazing. We went inside, but were disappointed. They take the art way too seriously. Art should be fun, but there is a high element of analysis here. I felt that the quantity of the works is fine, too much more would be overloading the senses. But have some fun along the way. Go visit... More 

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Marathon, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have been in the Guggenheim Bilbao for more than 5 times now, but every time I go it is like the first time. The emotions of wonder, of surprise, of uplifting, surge and overpower me. Then they subside and I become emotionally calm and composed, as if I have encountered greatness and now I can continue living in my... More 

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