Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao : Michelin's recommendations
Inaugurated in October 1997, the Guggenheim museum is considered as a symbol of Bilbao. Blessing the quays with its curves, this immense sculpture is stunningly beautiful. The monument by Frank O Gehry passes under the Salve bridge, one of the main entrances to the town, and re-emerges on the beneath an immense tower on the other side. The monument is very modern yet blends in beautifully with the surrounding area. Its sides of yellow limestone, glass and bits of titanium are reflected in the water and produce many dynamic lighting effects. The huge entangled piece is a miracle of balance and positively dynamic. It is not only architects that will be bedazzled by the marvel of the museum. Once inside you will be enthralled by its prestigious collection of 20C art, a collection owned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. All artistic genres are represented in this museum, including the latest avant-garde trends pioneered recently by Basque artists, abstract impressionism, Pop Art, conceptual art and minimalism. The exhibition hall has 19 galleries spread over three levels, situated around a monumental atrium. It is all lit up by spotlights, and the lighting intensity is controlled by a special material stuck to the glass. As much attention has been given to the inside as to the outside. This is a place where time never passes you by and is always looking to move on. Each month different cultural events are organised. This place is a «must».
- Address : av. bandoibarra 2 E - 48005 Bilbao48005Bilbao
- Phone : 944359080
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website : http://www.guggenheim-bilbao.es
- Prices : 13 € (-12 years old free of charge)