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Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

Abandoibarra Hiribidea 2, Bilbao 48009 Spain
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    The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao opened its doors to the public in October 1997. It is one of the most important centres of modern and contemporary art in the world. The outstanding design of the building by Frank O. Gehry makes the Guggenheim in Bilbao one of the most significant constructions of the 20th century. It is a huge futuristic structure and a 10-foot dog made from flowering plants by the American artist Jeff Koons guards the entrance.

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  • Museo Guggenheim BilbaoPro 2014
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    The main attraction of Bilbao. If you're into art and design this museum is a must visit. The edgy museum design itself is already an attraction on its own. The place has 3 floors, the ground floor hosted more of the permanent art of the museum while the top floor is more for special exhibition. Audio guide or a guided tour are available to accompany your visit.

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    Gayle and I stopped at the Guggenheim as we were travelling from Santillana del Mar down to Santo Domingo de la Calzada. We had seem the pictures of this Frank Gehry designed building, listened to the hype, and since we were in the area, why not? And for a guy who get's really nervous driving within European Cities, the Museum is pretty easy to find. Nearby (and relatively inexpensive) parking at the nearby Mall helped too. We also visited on a Saturday that was some sort of Anniversary, so admission was free.

    The Building itself is the most notable modern art at the Guggenheim. It's cool, spacious, and stunning inside and out. As for the collections, I enjoyed the abstract paintings and had fun walking around Richard Serra's huge "Matter of Time" structures. Past that, I've seen better at both the Reina Sofia in Madrid and Museu Colecção Berardo in Belem (Portugal). As such, Gayle and I spent more time within and outside of the Building, than looking at the exhibitions. There's also a handsome 2-story gift shop and fine dining available on the premises.

    One of the most impressive features of Frank Gehry's curvy titanium design is how it interacts with the City (and in fluid harmony with the River), and how Bilbao has apparently interacted with the Museum since. Looking at the nearby La Salve Bridge is a case in point. Gayle and I got to see this again at the Marqués de Riscal "City of Wine" in La Rioja, also designed by Frank Gehry.

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    The major attraction of the city, the museum is indeed a beautiful huge sculpture. Interesting interior structure, well organized. Great permanent exhibitions of major contemporary names as Jeff koons, Richard Serra, Anish Kapoor, etc. temporary exhibition of Brasilian Ernesto Neto was interesting, interactive, appealing to sounds, smells and touch. Too many people, as one could expect, buy tickets in advance to avoid lines.

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    One of the most stunning modern architecture I have seen in Europe. You need to spend a few hours inside to fully appreciate the meaning of seemingly simple art. We were lucky to have a great guide who helped us think of how these great works if art were made.

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    The best thing about Bilbao is this museum! It is not only an architectural wonder but, has wonderful exhibits. The best Spain has to offer.

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    Il famoso museo di arte contemporanea, dalla struttura avveniristica dallo stile inconfondibile

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    The building and the public statutes surrounding it, outshine the art work inside I think. In the rain, the building seems to shiver and move, much like the river it resides on. Loved the Flower Puppy by Jeff Koon and the Spider Maman by Louise Bourgeois out back is equally impressive.

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    An amazing place that is full of really fun and interesting art throughout. Even the outside is worth the trip. It's right on the river so it makes for a really fun experience for all.

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    A magical building with magical art, AND incredible food. The permanent Richard Serra collection is bigger than life and so fun to play in. We spent 5 hours there, easily.

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    It probably goes without saying that if art is on your agenda you must hit Bilbao for the Guggenheim.

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    Really nice art museum, built in the typical Guggenheim manner. One of the city's main attractions, so I'd definitely recommend it.

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    You can always argue about art, is it beautifull or is it ugly? But no matter what you think of the current exhibitions, the building alone will blow you away.

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    Amazing

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    Went there a few years back with my family, loved it as a kid!

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    Probably my favorite art museum. So many of the exhibits just make you stop and think.

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    ¡¡ Espectacular ¡¡

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    Saw the Richard Serra exhibition. Love Richard Serra. Love the Guggenheim.

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Though it is rare that you get the chance to experience a museum that is as beautiful in architecture as it is its collection of art, but the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao in Bilbao, Spain, gives you that opportunity. Commonly hailed as the greatest piece of architecture of the twentieth century, the museum was designed by architect Frank Gehry in the style of Deconstructivism. With its extreme angles and jutting walls, the building is a masterpiece on its own. Inside you are presented with equally astounding modern and contemporary works of art from the likes of Joseph Beuys, Jeff Koons, and Mark Rothko. A truly amazing collection, the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao leaves you breathless and astounded.

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