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  • Location:Bilbao, Spain
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Private Tour: Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

Immerse yourself in the artistic wonder of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum with a private guide on a cultural 1.5-hour tour. Accompanied by your accomplished guide, explore the enthralling exhibitions of the museum in order to discover contemporary and modern art masterpieces; see timeless masterworks like Joseph Beuy’s ‘Lightning with Stag in its Glare’ and gaze at Jeff Koons’ colossal sculpture ‘Puppy’. Gain fascinating insight into different art movements and hear tales of the intriguing lives of some of the artists during this culturally enriching exploration.  

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour private tour of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum with an official museum guide
  • Admire the chrome exterior of the Frank Gehry-designed building
  • Pose for pictures next to Jeff Koons' Puppy feature
  • See incredible works of contemporary art like Joseph Beuys’s Lightning with Stag in its Glare
  • Learn of the ideas behind Richard Serra's Expressionist masterpieces

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

© FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa, Bilbao 2013, Erika Barahona Ede. All rights reserved.

Greet your knowledgeable guide outside the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum and begin your tour by admiring the eccentric exterior of the museum; designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, the distinctive structure caused quite a stir among European architects upon completion. Capture photographs beside the 39-foot (12-meter) sculpture of Puppy, a colossal canine made entirely from flowers, and them enter the museum. 

Discuss your personalized itinerary then listen as your qualified, art-expert guide directs your attention to some of the gallery’s most significant masterpieces; see varied examples of art from a collection that spans from the mid-20th century to the present day. Admire the aesthetics of art scattered over three floors and appreciate the artful lighting and creative arrangement of the exhibitions. 

Gain insight into the inspiration behind theatrical installations such as Joseph Beuy’s Lightning with Stag in its Glareb, and peruse pieces from painting pioneers such as Jenny Holzer, Richard Long and Francesco Clemente. Engage with tales of the antics of famous Basque artists and note how the surrounding landscape has inspired some of the pieces. 

After 1.5-hours of exploration, bid farewell to your guide and continue to explore the museum independently if you desire. 

Customer Reviews

Sandra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Ms. Zorione was a gem and made our visit special. She was very knowledgeable about the region's history, art and sculpture in the museum and of course, the architecture of the museum itself. Just a real pleasure to spend the morning with her at the Guggenheim!

James A W

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

My guide was very knowledgeable and accomadating. Enjoyed my time with him and learned a lot.

Robert E

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2013

Our guide was not very good. He really did not know that much about the museum or the art. His English was not good. For the high cost of the tour it was a real disappointment..

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