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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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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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Impressive and very beautiful museum

The building in itself is worth the visit, but the collection is also really impressive, not least considering the relatively short time that the museum has existed, An absolute... read more

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The building in itself is worth the visit, but the collection is also really impressive, not least considering the relatively short time that the museum has existed, An absolute must-see when in Bilbao!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I visited Bilbao on a business trip whilst attending a conference here. I didn't know much about the Basque Country or Bilbao specifically but you dont have to notice this marvellous gem of modern architecture - Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. You can see it on the way from the airport, it is grand! I seriously recommend visiting this museum or even... More 

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Tonsberg, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had only time for an hour and a half in the museum, and that's just too little time to grasp it all. Very nice museum, I'll be back!

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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The design of this building lived up to its reputation but the Modern Art sculptures, paintings and designs were not to my taste. The spoken commentary on the handset seemed very pretentious to me but obviously this is completely subjective.

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Roermond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building alone is just stunning! And we were lucky to have seen the Andy Warhol exposition which was impressive.

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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The Guggenheim is spectacular, a fantastic building. And of course the dog out in front is just too cute! I think the architecture overshadows the art, but the art definitely is representative of the big names of the 20th century. We took a lot of pictures of the building. Also the gift shop had books, reproductions and some really beautiful... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't like modern art, so can't comment on the contents of the Guggenheim, but it's an amazing building & well worth a visit. It also has a good cafe/bar! Queues looked pretty big -we had a voucher, so skipped this. You can buy tickets in advance tho'

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Perth, Australia
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A remarkable building, both inside and out, but the contents were extremely uninspiring. A huge display area with so much potential but the exhibits were sadly lacking and did nothing to inspire or stimulate. Pretentious is a word that spring to mind for some of the items. One odd thing was that both my companion and I felt slightly nauseous... More 

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Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like 'Art' you'll probably spend half a day at the Guggenheim. If you just like to watch nice pictures and a great building three hours will do. Louise Bourgeois and Dave Serra seem to be great artists but I am too stupid to understand their works and I rather watch a nice painting by Chagall or Kandinsky. Buy... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked online for our tickets which meant no waiting in line. The ticket included an audio tour which is excellent when you want more info. The building is a wonderful spacious museum which is a must to visit even if you do not particularly care for some of the modern art displayed. The displays were done in an excellent... More 

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