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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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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

The outside already makes you smile! Jeff Koons 'Puppy' fills you with awe and joy. Anish Kapoor's 'Tall Tree & The Eye' mirrors images of the surrounding city, including the Nervión river. Inside we were suprised by the film/video of Ragnar Kjartansson 'The Visitors'. This 64 min HD video projections on 9 screens is an absolute must see! We saw... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The building is the standout exhibit. A masterpiece. The exhibitions were interesting but you have to be a modern art lover to really see what is going on..Yoko Ono's retrospective was showing and she leaves me cold. But worth going to Bilbao as its a lovely city.

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The museum is better in real life than on the photos and a lively centre for visitors. The reviews of the Yoko Ono exhibition were so off-putting that we didn't go inside, but having deviated from Santander to see this iconic building after aspiring to do so for many years, we found it beautiful and imposing on the banks of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Amazing building and must see in Bilbao. We loved the building and took lots of pics. The exhibitions were interesting including Yoko Ono and George Braque and the price for a family seemed reasonable .

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This iconic building is well worth visiting, even if you just enjoy walking around outside. It is an amazing piece of architecture! We loved Richard Serra's huge, metal sculptures on the ground floor. People love the experience of walking into and through them. This is now their permanent home. The second floor was closed for 10 days plus to change... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is not a museum, is a reunion of trash, except for Georges Braque who is not that terrible. I want my money and my time back!

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Cheshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a great three and a half hours at the Guggenheim. The building itself is worth the visit alone with so many facets to view. We went on a beautiful sunny day, and were there when the museum opened. It was a good time to go as crowds had built significantly by the time we left. The exhibitions are... More

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Shropshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place to visit. If the art isn't your thing the building may be! definitely worth visiting if you are in bilbao.

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UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Well worth the 13 euros entrance price - this is a stunning work of art in itself by Frank Gehry, notwithstanding the wonderful art inside. You will find Koon's giant dog outside, covered in flowers, and then wind your way down to the main entrance - look up to see the angles and waves of titanium that make up the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Exterior more than interior. The expo inside we did not like much, a little bit borring. But the museum is impressive

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