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“Just the exterior”

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
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Private Tour: Guggenheim Bilbao Museum
Ranked #1 of 126 things to do in Bilbao
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Owner description: American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural masterpiece: this fantastic chrome and metal creation houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art, a continuation of the Guggenheim legacy.
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Too busy and disinterested to pay to enter & art has little interest for us. Thought the building was interesting like a collapsed dirigible. Looked somewhat out of place. Liked The Spider & the Dog puppets next door.
Loads of photos & a pleasant riverside walk. Liked the buskers.

Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

If you are not a fan of modern art, no need to actually go inside the building; there are large artworks to admire outside, along with the building itself. I loved the "Puppy"; our timing was perfect, since they had just finished switching it from winter to summer foliage. My favorite outdoor piece was "Tulips"; I loved all the shiny, bright, highly reflective colors. The artwork inside the building was not really my style, but the private guide arranged by our tour agency made our visit very enlightening and entertaining. If you do go inside, be sure to walk through "Snake" and the first coil of "The Matter of Time". It will trip you out.

Thank OCCaliTrip
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The grandeur of this titanium lined building is unbelievable - only a very special architect could have come up with this marvel. We didn't use a paid guide or book a ticket but used the free audio device which was very adequate & informative. And it is free. I was a little disappointed with the artworks having seen other way out modern art but who am I to judge. Probably the best reason to travel to Bilbao.

Thank janis19502016
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

I thought it would be full of really good art work, but NO, some weird stuff in there, that they call art. TATE modern in London is 1000 times better, we were a bus load of poeple off a cruise ship, nad off all the people I spoke to and it was many, did not get it, we all thought it was a total waste of money.... And if you suffer from vertigo, STAY AWAY. They should have a warning for that before you enter... The worst thing I saw was 5 canvases that looked like some one blobed paint on it and swivel their fingers through it to make a mess, and that represents the Roman invation. Mmmmm. The outside it much better.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

One of those buildings best viewed from the outside, where the gift shop is more interesting than the exhibits, where you wonder if some of the artists were so far up their own anal passage they had not actually ever seen day light.

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