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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Abandoibarra Et. 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
944 35 90 00
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Ranked #4 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Wonderful half day spent in the museum. The Yoko Ono exhibition turned out to be really interesting, although I had great reservation before starting the tour

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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We loved the slow pace of the tour, the spectacle of the building and the exhibits - both the interior and exterior work. Everyone seemed happy to be there. Not a stuffy boring museum/gallery: a celebration. Loved it.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great visit to the Bilbao Guggenheim! Amazing structure and park around the museum. Great things to see, not so thrilled about Yoko Ono's artwork but that's a separate opinion from the museum. The sculptures around the museum are wonderful and a place anyone visiting Bilbao must visit!

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Murcia, Spain
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It's worth ALL you pay to see the building's brilliant design. However, the collection, and special exhibit by Yoko Ono were a waste of space. Y. Ono is and remains a cliché, she believes she was the moon reflecting light from John Lennon, the Sun. The exhibition shows that she was the darkness which absorbed his light. The 'jiggling' bottom... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I came to Bilbao from Santander by bus it takes one hour and a half and costs €12.70. When you get out of the bus station at San Mames take the tram to the Guggenheim stop. It is very close to the museum. One tram ticket costs €1.50 or you can get a day ticket for €4.20. There was a... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Not being an art fan I anyway thouroughly enjoyed the Guggenheim. The Yoko Ono exhibition was on but I was more impressed by the whole experience of the museum (not much or an art fan to be honest), what a place! The Yoko Ono exhibit was of course nice and I did of course buy air for 50 cents... Entrance... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The building inside and outside is very impressive. This is of course certainly an activity you should not skip in Bilbao/Basque. When we visited the museum there was also a Yoko Ono exhibition. This was certainly not the best exhibition. But enough to be seen in this building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Really? The Titanium Building by Lehry is what 21st century Bilbao is all about at one level. Utterly fabulous, even if the exhibitions could have been better, but the fact that there is no 'permanent' collection to speak of and the temporary exhibits change every few months is only an excuse to go back again and again. Which I would... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We saw the Yoko Ono exhibition amongst others and it was well worth it. The museum itself is amazing and the entry fee was very reasonable. We ate at the coffee shop and had a lovely lunch, again very reasonable. It is child friendly as well as having disabled access and so is open to everyone!

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Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The building is impressive. The museum itself is a beautiful sculpture, with spectacular design, outside is impressive and complemented with sculptures like the dog covered with flowers and the huge spider and the Calatrava bridge, worth knowing! The interior depends on the temporary exhibition there at the time.

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