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  • Address: Abandoibarra Hiribidea, 2, Bilbao, Bizkaia 48009, Spain
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Guggenheim Museum Tours

Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry and opened in 1997, is hailed as one of the most important architectural works of its time. Within its undulating and reflecting walls on the banks of the Nervión River, you’ll find a rotating artistic wonderland of both modern and contemporary art.

The Basics
The Guggenheim is Bilbao’s most popular attraction, and the facade is all but impossible to miss. Those who want to tour the collection have many options to choose from. Explore the exterior and interior on a guided small-group tour, or gain insight into the collection and architecture with a private guide and customized tour. It’s also possible to visit on a day trip from San Sebastian or as part of a multi-day itinerary through northern Spain.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a must-see for art lovers and first-time visitors.
  • Choose between a single admission ticket or a combo ticket that includes entrance to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum.
  • Bring a light jacket during the summer months, as the temperature inside the galleries can be quite cool.
  • No photography of any kind is allowed inside the museum. 
  • The museum is wheelchair accessible, and free wheelchairs are available for use.

How to Get There
The Guggenheim Museum is situated in the center of Bilbao. It’s walkable from most areas of the city center, or you could ride the tram to the Guggenheim stop, metro to the Moyua stop, or any number of public buses.

When to Get There
The Guggenheim Museum is closed Monday and busiest on weekends. Rainfall is plentiful in the Basque Country, and the museum is a good option for a gloomy morning or afternoon.

Construction of the Guggenheim
This distinctly Gehry-esque museum was built on a former wharf in Bilbao between 1993 and 1997 using some 33,000 thin titanium sheets, along with limestone and glass. The iconic American architect designed the museum to harmonize with its surroundings, and the color of the exterior changes based on weather and light conditions. Since the design was so mathematically complicated, Gehry relied on software designed for the aerospace industry to help translate his concept into reality.

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Private Tour: Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Bilbao, null
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Private Tour: Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

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Explore the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum with a private guide, and spend 1.5 hours admiring exciting art and architecture from around the world with an official ...  Read more

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

From USD $35.61
Bilbao Guggenheim Museum Exterior and Interior Small-Group Tour, Bilbao, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Bilbao Guggenheim Museum Exterior and Interior Small-Group Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Learn about the history of the Guggenheim Museum and explore the modern artwork it houses–inside and outside the building–during this 90-minute guided tour. ...  Read more

Location: Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.65
Bilbao and Guggenheim Museum Private tour, Bilbao, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Bilbao and Guggenheim Museum Private tour

Visit all the must see sights of Bilbao, narrated by a Private Guide. With free pick up and drop off included, all you need to do is enjoy this private tour ...  Read more

Location: Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $620.82
5-Day Spain Tour: Basque Country from Madrid, Madrid, Day Trips
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5-Day Spain Tour: Basque Country from Madrid

A 5-Day tour that runs through the Basque Country through its three provinces departing from Madrid. visiting wineries, sanctuaries, cities of important ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,255.18
5-Day Spain Tour: Basque Country from Barcelona, Barcelona, Multi-day Tours
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5-Day Spain Tour: Basque Country from Barcelona

A 5-Day tour that runs through the Basque Country through its three provinces departing from Barcelona with a bilingual guide. Included a ticket on the high ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,489.11
Bilbao Day Trip with Guggenheim Visit from San Sebastian, San Sebastian, Multi-day Tours
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Bilbao Day Trip with Guggenheim Visit from San Sebastian

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Experience the architecture, history, and natural beauty of Bilbao during this 9-hour private day trip from San Sebastian. Take a guided city tour with ...  Read more

Location: San Sebastián, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $423.55
Half-Day Guggenheim Museum Personalized Private Tour, Bilbao, Day Trips
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Half-Day Guggenheim Museum Personalized Private Tour

Enjoy this completely personalized 4-hour private tour of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum and enjoy their most important works of art. Take this opportunity to get ...  Read more

Location: Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.03
4-Days Spain Tour: Northern Spain from Barcelona, Barcelona, Museum Tickets & Passes
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4-Days Spain Tour: Northern Spain from Barcelona

Discover the magnificent scenery of the green north of Spain on a 4-day tour of San Sebastian, Santander, Bilbao, Oviedo..departing from Barcelona with a ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $741.69
4-Days tour Northern Spain, Madrid, Multi-day Tours
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4-Days tour Northern Spain

Discover the magnificent scenery of the green north of Spain on a 4-day tour of San Sebastian, Santander, Bilbao, Oviedo..departing from Madrid with a ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $593.36
NORTH OF SPAIN, Barcelona, Multi-day Tours
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NORTH OF SPAIN

8 Days panoramic tour in Bilbao, Gijon, La Coruña . Local guide Santiago Compostela  7 dinners. Optional tour to the Spanish Fjords Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $881.91

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