Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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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Hedra68
Washington DC, DC86 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
This museum sealed the deal when it comes to visiting the city of Bilbao. The different art exhibits, futuristic section and car displays were tons of fun. There are a number of exhibits that will keep adults and children entertained. This is the first museum that I had to drag my 7yr old out of. We loved the exterior architecture, sculptures and exhibits. It’s great to know that children are not required to pay making this a lovely and great option for families to visit.

The pictures we took were absolutely stunning and memorable.
Written June 26, 2022
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stephrab
New York City, NY615 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We planned a home to week northern Spain vacation around spending a day or two at the Guggenheim Bilbao. The first floor with the Sera‘s are almost beyond words. We spent almost 2 hours on that first floor. The second floor was a special exhibition. It highlighted cars and was easy to overlook all of the art on the walls. We rushed through the first time. We actually came back and spent two more hours looking at the art along the walls. We were so glad we did. Unfortunately, the third floor, which is dedicated to the Guggenheim collection, was a great disappointment. They must work on this floor.
Written June 24, 2022
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Steit Slings
Cologne, Germany259 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Well that might sound a bit nasty it's meant as an advice, if you see nothing else or do not have the time go in and see the Serra collection at least. This is the best set of Serra works I've ever seen. The space is huge, the works are massive, the visitors are tiny. Walk and experience the pieces one by one or as one enormous installation. It will leave you breathless.
The rest of the exhibition and the building are a bonus. Very nice works of Holzer (also augmented reality) and some good other masterpieces. See Klein, Rothko and so much more. But do start and end with Serra, it will make your day.
Written June 23, 2022
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KateC129
Sydney, Australia109 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
So much has been written already about the extraordinary museum that is the Guggenheim Bilbao but nothing can really prepare you for the almost unbelievably beautiful and wondrous structure - inside and out.
The first glimpses are from the pathway along the river, silvery and sinuous. Challenging and enchanting at the sane time.
Spend time, walk around, sit and take it in. There's a great cafe with light snacks and cakes and reasonable coffee.

The QR code museum app is highly recommended. It took a couple of goes to get it working smoothly, but then it was easy to use and indispensable for getting under the surface. None of the audio files are too long. I can't imagine seeing the works without it.

The public spaces, access and ease of getting around are all really well done.

So worth a visit.
Written June 23, 2022
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Charles D
Lucerne, Switzerland82 contributions
May 2022
The building remains a stunning piece of landmark architecture, located on the river and a 15 minute walk to centre of new town or old town.
A better selection of art than in the Guggenheim New York.
Written June 21, 2022
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Peter B
Harpswell, ME556 contributions
Jun 2022
More than just a gorgeous building, it has some very large and famous canvases. And the current exhibit has some of the most beautiful and famous cars you have ever seen (James Bond's Aston Martin), which was fun even for someone who doesn't get excited by cars.
Written June 20, 2022
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Eddie Gray
Winter Garden, FL681 contributions
Jun 2022
We did not even go inside but instead slowed down and spent a good hour seeing this fantastic masterpiece from all angles. We even walked across the bridge to the other side to snap the best photos and views. Also loved the 'Puppy" architecture exhibit that I guess is permanent and at the front entrance.
Written June 18, 2022
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bthaynes
chicago209 contributions
Jun 2022
I'm a car guy and they had a car exhibition, so it was perfect for me. It is a modern art museum. To me, modern art is for people that love original works of art but know they cannot buy a real master, since they are all locked up in museums. Lets face it, unless you are Elon, no one is going to let go of a van Eyck, no one. So you move to the next best thing, modern art. why, because it's the only game in town. Are they good peices, maybe....
Written June 16, 2022
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland626 contributions
May 2022
One just must go to see the Guggenheim in Bilbao. Got tickets on line in advance and arrived at 10:45 at which point the doors were already welcoming museum guests. It's all about the architecture. First floor Serra outstanding (larger scale than DIA in NY and Glenstone ), a special on Dubufett and the second floor car show. The much anticipated outdoor sculptures were appreciated. Gift shop as one leaves. I think NYC has architecture for art, and it seems Bilbao has architecture.
Written June 14, 2022
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Wizardblue14
Northampton, UK176 contributions
May 2022
Disappointing visit to Guggenheim. Wanted to see a lot more paintings and not steel structures which have have been batter outside. Best bit was motor display but most of these seen in Beauly.
Written June 11, 2022
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