Why do we recommend Guggenheim musem?
There are 3 ways to visit the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. The first one if from the outside. The building itself is an amazing, gigantic sculpture. It changes during the day, there is no single angle that is similar to the next, there are sculptures outside and the list could go… The second way to visit the museum is to access it and spend a couple of hours. The third one is to spend half day.
The reason why the building changes during the day has to do with the effect of light and the titanium Frank Gehry used for its construction.
Besides enjoy the building from different perspectives, you will find fantastic sculptures outside the museum which imply a “free visit”. Flower puppy is the most obvious one. A gigantic, 12 meter high dog, covered with 70,000 flowers. Puppy is located near the main entrance to the building. On the other side, next to the river, you will find Maman, a huge metal spider, and one of the children´s favourite photographs despite the fear it generates.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum is very active with exhibitions, festivals, concerts, conferences and workshops. We strongly recommend to have a look at the museum´s agenda to check if something special is planned whilst you visit Bilbao. The permanent exhibition includes art from very important artists of the second half of the XX century such as Eduardo Chillida, Yves Klein, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Clyfford Still, Antoni Tàpies and Andy Warhol.
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