Designed by American architect Frank Gehry, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was founded in 1997 and it’s dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
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Designed by American architect Frank Gehry, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao building represents a magnificent example of the most groundbreaking 20th-century architecture. With 24,000 m2, of which 11,000 are dedicated to exhibition space, the Museum represents an architectural landmark of audacious configuration and innovating design, providing a seductive backdrop for the art exhibited in it.
Altogether, Gehry’s design creates a spectacular sculpture-like structure, perfectly integrated within Bilbao’s urban pattern and its surrounding area.
The museum was inaugurated on October 18, 1997, by former King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea, it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Adults: € 10; Reduced: € 6
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2 Bilbao, 48009 Spain
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Yves Klein, Fish, 2005. At Guggenheim Bilbao