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Puppy
At the entrance to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a colorful floral puppy sits in perennial bloom. Designed by American artist Jeff Koons, this 43-foot-high (13-meter-high) sculpture—known simply as Puppy—features more than 70,000 live flowers. View it for free before heading inside to explore the permanent collection.

Basics
Many Bilbao city tours, whether on foot or by car, pass by Puppy, given its prime Guggenheim location. Take a minute to admire the vast sculpture—made from stainless steel and 25 tons of soil—before snapping a photo. Alternatively, visit the Puppy (modelled on a West Highland terrier) independently or as part of a Guggenheim-specific tour, ideal for art lovers who want a more in-depth insight into both the sculpture and the rest of the museum exhibits.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Children are naturally drawn to the unique Puppy sculpture.
  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao's Puppy can be viewed for free at the museum entrance.
  • The sinuous silver facade of the Guggenheim serves as the ideal backdrop for photos of Puppy.
  • The sculpture is on pavement accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
Jeff Koons’ Puppy is situated directly outside the main entrance to the Guggenheim Museum. As such, most visitors find it easiest to arrive on foot, although this area is also well-connected by public transport. The closest metro station is Moyúa—take the Ercilla-Guggenheim exit.

When to Get There
Puppy can be visited throughout the year, although it’s best to see the sculpture in daylight to fully appreciate its colorful flowers. To get the best photos, visit in early morning when fewer people are around. Don’t worry about stopping by in winter—the flowers are designed to bloom whatever the season.  

Outdoor Art in Bilbao
Puppy is one of the most instantly recognizable examples of outdoor art at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, but it’s not the only one. Head to the rear of the building to admire another Jeff Koons piece, Tulips, alongside Mamá, a giant bronze spider by French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois. There, you also find Anish Kapoor’s Tall Tree and the Eye, as well as Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Sculpture, Yves Klein’s Fire Fountain, and Daniel Buren’s Arcos Rojos.
Address: Abandoibarra Hiribidea, 2, Bilbao, Bizkaia 48009, Spain
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Guggenheim Bilbao Museum Private Tour

Guggenheim Bilbao Museum Private Tour

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Immerse yourself in the artistic wonder of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum with a private guide on this cultural 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.
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