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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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Address: Abandoibarra Et. 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 944 35 90 00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural...
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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A WOW of a building inside and out

The Guggenheim is a must see in Bilbao, even if you are not into Art. They offer a free storage facility on entering the museum to store bags, coats etc. The restaurant is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The Guggenheim is a must see in Bilbao, even if you are not into Art. They offer a free storage facility on entering the museum to store bags, coats etc. The restaurant is expensive but you can see the staff to get a pass to exit the museum and return on the same day which we did and found a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you, like me are not stunned by classical museums this is the choice for you. Its not gigantic like some of the contemporary museums but its selection of art is clearly stunning. Definitely listen to the audio guide as it pulls you through explanation of the architecture of the building which is a piece of art itself

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It is architecturally entertaining for a minute. But many of the works inside require a lot of exploration to see what they're actually about. The descriptions and audio guide help in deciphering them. This requires much more than 2 hours to understand and appreciate the gallery. If you do spend the time, you are thoroughly rewarded.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Impressive building from the outside and great place to spend a few hours enjoying the river walk and scenery. However, some of the exhibitions inside were quite poor and disappointing. Of course art is subjective, but this wasn't for me.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous museum - really enjoyed my time here. Architecturally it is a piece of art work in itself. Before you go in walk round the back, you may be lucky to catch the "mists" over the lake or the fire fountains, see Maman the giant spider and the tulips and dancing nanas and then walk over the bridge... More 

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Albany, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The lines were short to get in and tickets are very well priced. The entire museum can be done in less than two hours if you are in a rush. Museum very easy to navigate and wasn't too busy on the weekend. *Audio guide is included in ticket price. Definitely worth a trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Took a day trip from Santander, by local bus. Its a lot smaller than the marquee version in NYC...But just stand outside and admire the architecture. It truly is a wonder to behold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The whole experience is amazing. You wont regret it. The building is one of the greatest modern architectures landmarks. Even though I'm personally not a big fan of modern art I find the exhibitions inside very interesting and good for everybody. Take an audio guide and enjoy this wonderful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I loved the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. But, and this is important, you need to love contemporary art. Do not come here if you are expecting this to be the Prado. It is not. It is a collection of art that changes frequently (the collections move among the other Guggenheim facilities to some extent). But it is about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Without a doubt one of the must stunning museums I have ever visited, the overall design is mind blowing as is the curation of the exhibits. To ice the cake, the customer service was also exceptional, allowing my friend and to easily exchange our tickets for another day, due to potentially uncooperative weather. The cafe is also delightful... The only... More 

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