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Housed in a building that is widely regarded as architect Frank Gehry’s masterpiece, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao contains a large collection of contemporary art. The museum is seamlessly integrated into its urban surroundings, featuring interconnecting shapes of stones, glass, and titanium on a 32,500 sq m (350,000 sq ft) site along the Nervion River in the old industrial heart of the city. While modest from street level, the building is most impressive when observed from the river, and many travelers consider simply seeing the site from this viewpoint the highlight of their visit to the city. Yet the treasures inside are the real attraction for art lovers from around the world. The museum features numerous exhibits of works by prominent Spanish and international artists. It generally hosts thematic temporary shows, though the highlight is a series of steel sculptures designed by prominent artist Richard Serra. Check the schedule for daily tours, lectures, workshops, and regular evening events. Make Guggenheim Museum Bilbao part of your personalized Bilbao itinerary using our Bilbao journey builder tool .
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Reviews
Actually I was waiting for mores exhibitions, I just saw 1 and the typical that they have based in the museum. I think that maybe they can use the amazing structure and place that they have to do more... more »
Het Guggenheim museum is vooral architectonisch een immens meesterwerk. Op een wonderlijke wijze zorgt het gebouw voor een prachtige verbinding met de omliggende stadsdelen en de rivier. Rondom het mu... more »The Guggenheim museum is especially an immense architectural masterpiece. On a wondrous way provides the building for a wonderful connection with the surrounding parts of the city and the river. The museum is a lot to admire. Also in is that of course the case, but it is there that it seems at times that the painting and picture art has become subordinate to the stunning architecture.
Spectacular building housing BIG art. Was reminded of a favourite (analagous) expression of my father's; " I wanted to send you a short letter, but I didn't have time, so I wrote a long one instead". This art is big, way bigger than the ideas behind it. Having said that, it was a memorable and fascinating visit, and visually stunning and unique. It's a day's work to do it any justice.
Sadly, I was only able to see the outside grounds. However just the sight from any point is a delight. I checked the ticket windows and was surprised to find reasonably ticket prices when I was expecting much higher. A treat for the eye and a different cultural boost.
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