Running from Tuesday to Sunday at 12pm and 4pm
Meeting Point: Guggenheim Museum Ticket Desk
*Make sure to inform your guide beforehand if you wanted to focus your visit in any specific area such as the building, an artist or an specific exhibition!
What To Expect
This private visit to the contemporary Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao will leave you speechless. It is not only a museum as it has created a clear transition from the old industrial city of Bilbao to one of the trendiest and modern cities of Europe where art and architecture melt together and are found in every corner of this marvellous city.
The Building & Frank Gehry
Learn everything about this marvellous building designed by the acclaimed Canadian architect Frank Gehry. You will be surprised with the almost impossible shapes that the museum offers to your eyes, making them even more unbelievable with the light reflections coming from the titanium layer that protects the museum infrastructure. As soon as you enter in the museum a sensation of peace and light take over the place with the ingenuity of the atrium inspired in the old greek and roman houses.
The Permanent and Temporary Exhibitions
Since the museum was opened it has been accumulating wonderful masterpieces inside the museum from renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer, Jean-Michel Basquiat and the local Basque sculptors of Eduardo Chillida and Jorge Oteiza.
Outside the museum, the building is not alone. The sound of the Nervion river will guide you to what for us is even more beautiful than the pieces found inside the museum. The impressive "Spider" of Louise Bourgeois, the "Puppy" made with real flowers by Jeff Koons or "The Tall Tree & The Eye" of Anish Kapoor.
The Guggenheim Museum Effect
Learn why the museum was built in first place and the huge impact that has had in the last decades over the Bilbao prosperity. Bilbao suffered immensely the crash of the industrial revolution and together with a massive flood in the 80s the politicians had to react fast and reestructure the city before it was left behind as an old industrial city. The museum was the masterpiece of the new urban plan together with other stunning contributions from architects such as Santiago Calatrava or Arati Isozaki. Since then, Bilbao has become in one of the most modern cities of Europe.