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  • Address: Abandoibarra Hiribidea, 2, Bilbao, Bizkaia 48009, Spain
  • Hours: Tue - Sun: 10am - 8pm, closed Monday. July and August open every day.
  • Admission: Adults: €13 Senior: €7.50; Groups: €11; Students: (under 26 years) €7.50

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Guggenheim Museum Tours

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

The conception of this iconic museum was born out of a grand mission to revitalize Spain’s fourth-largest city, considered one of the nation’s most critical ports. Traditionally an industrial metropolis, the creation of Bilbao’s cutting-edge museum generated -- in its first three years -- over four million tourist visits and enough economic activity and taxes to more than pay for its cost.

During a trip to the riverside museum, you can wander its over 100 exhibitions, all interconnected and arranged around the central light-filled atrium. While most of its exhibitions are rotating – typically presented in themes – you should be sure to check out some of its most famous permanent pieces, such as the steel swirls of The Matter of Time, the giant and gangly-looking Maman spider, and the colorful and almost cuddly flower-covered Puppy. Meanwhile, you can consult the museum website to find out what is currently on display, and what’s on the horizon.

Practical Info

Bilbao is situated in Spanish Basque Country, just about an hour by train away from the city of San Sebastián. Student and senior rates are available (with ID), and children under the age of 12 enter for free. Note that the museum is closed on Mondays.

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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 $36.73
Bilbao Day Trip with Guggenheim Visit from San Sebastian, San Sebastian, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Bilbao Day Trip with Guggenheim Visit from San Sebastian

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

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 $436.81
Bilbao Guggenheim Museum Exterior and Interior Small-Group Tour, Bilbao, Day Trips
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Bilbao Guggenheim Museum Exterior and Interior Small-Group Tour

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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 $131.64
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 $640.26
5-Day Spain Tour: Basque Country from Barcelona, Barcelona, Day Trips
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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 $1,535.73
Half-Day Guggenheim Museum Personalized Private Tour, Bilbao, Multi-day Tours
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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 $89.76
NORTH OF SPAIN, Barcelona, Museum Tickets & Passes
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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 $909.53
4-Days Spain Tour: Northern Spain from Barcelona, Barcelona, Cultural Tours
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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 $764.91
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 $611.94
Bilbao City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Bilbao, Multi-day Tours
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Bilbao City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

Look at Bilbao from a different point of view. Hop on a double-decker bus and discover the highlights of the city.

Location: Bilbao, Spain
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $16.75

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