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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 #1 of 152 things to do 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

It's a must-see - just for the architecture (and the puppy) - and like so many others here I was blown away by the place as well as (some of) the art inside. The audio guide was excellent and the time flew by. Surprisingly little by way of food and drink - unless you want the (fairly expensive) set lunch... More 

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

At first I didn't get this building (or indeed some of its exhibits) for the first 30 minutes or so of my visit there yet slowly but surely, both it and they insinuated themselves into my head and there was a transformation within that surprised me. What an amazing space!

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The building is a gem and bears repeated viewing from different angles. Once inside it is fascinating and I was also rather taken with the large dog outside the museum made entirely of flowers. The exhibits are typical of modern art - some you hate, some you wonder why they bothered and others are fascinating - which I guess depends... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Worth the trip to Bilbao just for this. Amazing architecture and very interesting exhibits. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Whatever they tell you about this site is underrated. You should exprerience it yourself. Grandiose!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Taken many clients to and from Bilbao, many of whom only visit Bilbao to see the Guggenheim. The exterior and interior architecture is amazing and flower puppy is very popular. To me the art inside is laughable. I forced myself to look in every room in the hope that I would find something of interest but there was absolutely nothing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The changing art exhibition sometimes has a hard time to compete with the outstanding architecture. But the standard of quality makes this one of the top ten if not five contemporary art museums, worldwide. It puts Bilbao on the map. A friendly staff makes access easy even for very occasional art contemplators.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I was a member for a year, there were some beautiful permanent exhibitions. My favorite was the David Hockney installment! Everything from the puppy made of flowers to the fire shows in the evening made every aspect of the Guggenheim an exhibit in itself. I would highly recommend the monthly Art After Dark event also!! Many a great night had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went to Bilbao with one primary reason - to see the Guggenheim. When you go plan to spend the day both inside and out. The ticket price includes an audio device that explains in detail the architecture and art installations which is excellent. But to my surprise Bilbao also had much to see and is not just a one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A must visit whether you are nearby or not. The building itself is a wonder, and you can't help but wonder around starring at the fantastic walls and ceilings. Best to buy a ticket before as queues are not uncommon, we were in the rain. Worth every penny of admission price. Leave half a day to look around, takes much... More 

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