Guggenheim Bilbao tickets: how to book and what to see

 Guggenheim Bilbao


Guggenheim Bilbao tickets, how to book and how to organize a visit to the museum which presents a collection of works from the twentieth century to the present day in a building that is a masterpiece of architecture.

The building was designed by Frank O. Gehry in 1997 and immediately entered the history of architecture books. Inside the works of artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jannis Kounellis or Yves Klein, to which are added temporary exhibitions and many activities that allow this museum to be a gathering place. A visit to the Guggenheim Bilbao museum is a must!

Guggenheim Bilbao tickets

 Guggenheim museo | Bilbao

When the architect Frank Gehry designed, in the 90s of the twentieth century, the Guggenheim Bilbao had to insert a museum of contemporary art in an industrial area.
It was a real challenge!

That of creating a building that would fit into a gray context, which had little to do with art, and cohabit people to go right there to visit a museum.
Thanks to steel and a futuristic structure, Frank Gehry has created a temple of contemporary art, in harmony with the typical urban landscape of post-industrial cities.
Inside a permanent collection of works, which are constantly changing, allows you to admire the masterpieces of the artists who have interpreted modern society.


Tickets for the Guggenheim New York can be purchased in 2 ways:

1 – at the museum ticket office.

2 – by booking tickets and a Guided Tour from the page – Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: Skip the Line & Guided Tour
In addition to the entrance to the museum, you have the opportunity to discover curiosities and details of the building and the collection of works with an expert guide.


The Guggenheim in Bilbao is easy to find and is clearly visible, with its particular steel structure, from the city center.
Tram: get off at the Guggenheim stop.
Metro: get off at the Moyua stop and walk 10 minutes along Alameda de Rekalde.
Bus: take line 1, 10, 13 or 18 stopping at the Plaza del Museo de Bellas Artes; 13, 27, 38 or 48 with stop in Alameda de Rekalde; and the 11 or 71 with stop in Plaza de La Salve (lift Puente de La Salve).


The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00.
Closed on December 25th and January 1st. On 24 and 31 December the museum closes at 17:00.


The Guggenheim Bilbao, just like the other museums in New York, Venice and Dubai, managed by the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation, constantly changes the permanent collection. So you can come back several times and see always different works and it is almost impossible to make a guide to the collection, because if I list some works in this post you may not see them when you visit the museum.

However, there are some works of art that are particularly difficult to move and that you will not be able to admire or paintings by artists that never fail in the path.

On the ground floor there is the huge sculpture by Richard Serra “The Matter of Time”, a complex of 8 works that dialogue around the “Snake” sculpture created for the opening of the museum in 1997.
The other works, however, were made years later (between 2003 and 2005) and interact with the architecture of the museum that contains them.

At the Guggenheim Bilbao there are a hundred works by Mark Rothko, created by the artist since 1952. Look for them and admire those that are exhibited on the day you visit the museum.

Outside the museum you will be surprised to see a giant dog made with flowers and plants. It is Jeff Koons’ “Puppy”, which is also present with another work: the huge “Tulips” on the terrace from which you can admire the river.

 Bilbao Guggenheim

The Guggenheim Bilbao is the third of a series of museums, linked together, and which have seen the name of the Guggenheim museum grow in the world.
There are four Guggneheim museums in the world and they are located: in New York, Venice, Bilbao and Dubai.

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