Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
Absolutely amazing. It had been a dream to go there and did not disappoint. The architecture is amazing, but apart from that, the staff is friendly, the facilities are well run, the restaurant is affordable with lovely choices and beautiful seating area. The gift shop is pricey, we could really only afford a magnet after the entrance price to the museum itself. I would advise to think twice about paying the entrance fee, are you there for the building and the puppy, or are you also interested in the artwork on display. Having said that, the interior of the building is absolutely stunning.
The Guggenheim experience begins at the moment you see the building. The architecture is spectacular, and is beautifully integrated into the river and its surroundings. Inside, the exhibits range from mind mending, to thought provoking, to mundane, depending on your personal tastes. Purchasing tickets online is handy, as the line to scan electronic tickets was shorter, at least on the day I was there. I went for the 10 am open in order to avoid the crowds, and was mostly successful. Overall, an excellent experience.
The building design, external sculptures to the ample the gallery spaces I lost myself in here. Every space and curated works were unique with a diverse mixture. Be aware, An easy 3 hours minimum can be spent here and no photos are allowed in the galleries. Embrace and enjoy.
Amazing. The building itself is a work of art and you can see the big Puppy in front of the museum. Actually, I was not a big fan of contemporary art because I could not understand their point of works. However, I changed my mind, thanks to the museum. The audio guides are very great, so I was able to learn and understand a lot. I could feel art deeply through the great works. Especially, The matter of time was a big scale work beyond my expectation. On the other hand, it was a little bit pity, we are not allowed to take pictures inside the museum. All in all, I spend there over three hours exploring the collections. it was absolutely worth visiting.
If you come to Bilbao you must of course visit the Guggenheim museum. It is one of the timeless architectural wonders. Many details and great lines and curves in construction and space. The exhibits are nice too, but don't forget the frame. Inside and outside.
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