I had my first visit recently to Guggenheim Bilbao and loved it. I see a few comments below in which some think there should be more art inside but I think focusing on its contents is to miss the Guggenheim Bilbao experience.
The moment you lay eyes on the building, it's hard not to be awestruck. The museum design is a wonderful combination of art and structure - both inside and out. I'm no architect but I can see that Canadian Frank Gehry is a master at creating an artistic edifice, not just a box to house its contents.
And take note of the Guggenheim's importance to the transformation of Bilbao, and enjoy its prominent setting in the centre of the city. It's not just plopped in; it's designed to be there.
So with this in mind, walk in through the doors and begin to take in the modern art. Yes, its walls are not crowded, nor its rooms packed with art. But who can see thousands of pieces anyway. Enjoy what you like and if you don't like all of the art, start looking around at the grandeur of the edifice and you might just find yourself to be amazed.
Now go check it out! It's worth it.
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