The hotel video guide for booking the best deals online - TVtrip
> > > Guggenheim Museum hotels near museum: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao infos >

Guggenheim Museum (Spain)

  • Overview
  • Hotels
  • Map
  • Photos
loader
illustration

Guggenheim Museum, {CATEGORY}

The biggest attraction in Bilbao is the Guggenheim Museum, at the intersection of the bridge called Puente de la Salvé and the Nervión River. The 104,700-sq.-m (1,126,980-sq.-ft). colossus is the focal point of a $1.5-billion redevelopment plan for the city. The internationally acclaimed Frank Gehry design features a 50m-high (165-ft). atrium - more than 1 1/2 times the height of the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York. Stretching under the aforementioned bridge and incorporating it in its design, the museum reanimates the promenade with a towering roof reminiscent of a blossoming metallic flower. The Guggenheim isn't an encyclopedic museum, such as the Met in New York City. This museum features the works of some of the most towering artists of the latter half of the 20th century - including Picasso, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Clyfford Still, Antoni Tàpies, Andy Warhol, Ives Klein, and Willem de Koonig. The beginning of the collection is marked by a 1952 Mark Rothko work, Untitled. Recent European art is also exhibited along with an array of works by young Basque and Spanish artists. Artwork lent by the Guggenheims in New York and Venice rotates, and Bilbao hosts temporary exhibits traveling here from New York. Although some disgruntled Basque locals still call the museum "the colossal Californian cauliflower" or "a cheese factory", many architectural critics from around the world, including Paul Goldberger of the New York Times, have hailed Frank Gehry's unique structure as the first great building of the 21st century. The structure is said to have been inspired by the Fritz Lang film classic Metropolis and is viewed as a homage to Bilbao's industrial past and commitment to its future. The massive museum is clad in shimmering titanium, which many observers find sexy and unmistakably elegant. The building takes up 24,000 sq. m (258,300 sq. ft). in the former dockyards beside the Nervión River, about half of that space is devoted to the exhibition halls. The museum has virtually abolished right angles and flat walls. As one critic put it, "It was as if Gehry were working in pastry rather than concrete or steel". Warning: Parking-Lot Robberies: Regrettably, the lot where many patrons to the Guggenheim Museum park is the scene of countless car robberies. The lot is not run by the museum and the museum is in no way responsible for the thefts that take place there. But many visitors stop off at the Guggenheim in cars filled with luggage, intending to spend the night elsewhere along the Basque coast. Even if luggage is locked in the trunk, these thefts in broad daylight are commonplace. In most cases, the police seem to offer little assistance, and the lot appears unguarded. Be warned that your property is at great risk if you leave your car in the lot while you spend 2 or 3 hours enjoying the museum. Consider arriving by bus or taxi instead.

Practical Information

Address: ABANDOIBARRA ETORBIDEA, 2, 48011 Bilbao

City: Bilbao

Country: Spain

Phone 1: +34 94 435 90 80

Official site: www.guggenheim-bilbao.es

Opening hours: Sept-June Tues-Sun 10am-8pm. July-Aug daily 10am-8pm

Exceptionally closed: Closed on January 1st and December 25th

Entrance fee: Admission 13€ adults, 7.50€ seniors and students, free for children 11 and under

Access by bus: Bus 1, 10, 13, 18

Hotels nearby

222 yd - Miró Hotel

Ideally located in the prime touristic area of Bilbao, Hotel Miro promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. FacRead moreilities like room service, restaurant, business center, Wi-Fi in public areas, concierge are readily available for you to enjoy. Relax in your comfortable guestroom, featuring internet access – wireless, hair dryer, daily newspaper, television, bathrobes. To enhance guests' stay, the hotel offers recreational facilities such as steamroom, massage, gym, spa. Convenience and comfort makes Hotel Miro the perfect choice for your stay in Bilbao.Hide

371 yd - Silken Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Located in Abando, Silken Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is a perfect starting point from which to explore Bilbao - Vizcaya. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual Read moreneeds of all travelers. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Silken Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao. Internet access – LAN, ironing board, desk, separate shower and tub, television LCD/plasma screen can be found in each guestroom. Recuperate from a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of your room or take advantage of the hotel's recreational facilities, including gym, steamroom, sauna, massage. Discover all Bilbao - Vizcaya has to offer by making Silken Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao your base.Hide

8videos
454 yd - Meliá Bilbao

The 5-star Melia Bilbao offers comfort and convinience whether you're on business or holiday in Bilbao - Vizcaya. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Read moreFamily room, disabled facilities, business center, restaurant, bar/pub are on the list of things guests can enjoy. The well-appointed guestrooms feature air conditioning, non smoking rooms, bathtub, internet access – LAN (charges apply), mini bar. The hotel's peaceful atmosphere extends to its recreational facilities which include gym, outdoor pool, sauna. Friendly staff, great facilities and close proximity to all that Bilbao - Vizcaya has to offer are three great reasons you should stay at Melia Bilbao.Hide

454 yd - Sheraton Hotel

With its central location, Sheraton Hotel is within easy reach of most tourist attractions and business addresses in Bilbao - Vizcaya. With the guests' convenience in mind, each of the 200 guestrooms Read moreat the hotel is well designed and fully equipped to cater to the demands of corporate and holiday travelers looking for unique accommodation in Bilbao - Vizcaya. Along with its convenient location in Bilbao - Vizcaya, the hotel also offers a wide range of services and facilities to the guests. These top-class facilities are complemented to excellent services to meet the needs of visitors to Bilbao - Vizcaya. To make your booking at the Sheraton Hotel Bilbao - Vizcaya, please enter the dates of your stay and sumbit our secure online booking form.Hide

465 yd - Botxo Gallery - Youth Hostel Bilbao

Discover all that Bilbao has to offer with Botxo Gallery Youth Hostel Bilbao as a base.The Botxo Gallery Youth Hostel Bilbao boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and sRead moreuperb service.Modern comfort and convenience are seamlessly combined to ensure the guests' satisfaction.To book a room at the Botxo Gallery Youth Hostel Bilbao, please select your dates of travel and complete fill out our secure online booking form.Hide

Customer reviews

More info

Guggenheim Museum, {CATEGORY}

The biggest attraction in Bilbao is the Guggenheim Museum, at the intersection of the bridge called Puente de la Salvé and the Nervión River. The 104,700-sq.-m (1,126,980-sq.-ft). colossus is the focal point of a $1.5-billion redevelopment plan for the city. The internationally acclaimed Frank Gehry design features a 50m-high (165-ft). atrium - more than 1 1/2 times the height of the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York. Stretching under the aforementioned bridge and incorporating it in its design, the museum reanimates the promenade with a towering roof reminiscent of a blossoming metallic flower. The Guggenheim isn't an encyclopedic museum, such as the Met in New York City. This museum features the works of some of the most towering artists of the latter half of the 20th century - including Picasso, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Clyfford Still, Antoni Tàpies, Andy Warhol, Ives Klein, and Willem de Koonig. The beginning of the collection is marked by a 1952 Mark Rothko work, Untitled. Recent European art is also exhibited along with an array of works by young Basque and Spanish artists. Artwork lent by the Guggenheims in New York and Venice rotates, and Bilbao hosts temporary exhibits traveling here from New York. Although some disgruntled Basque locals still call the museum "the colossal Californian cauliflower" or "a cheese factory", many architectural critics from around the world, including Paul Goldberger of the New York Times, have hailed Frank Gehry's unique structure as the first great building of the 21st century. The structure is said to have been inspired by the Fritz Lang film classic Metropolis and is viewed as a homage to Bilbao's industrial past and commitment to its future. The massive museum is clad in shimmering titanium, which many observers find sexy and unmistakably elegant. The building takes up 24,000 sq. m (258,300 sq. ft). in the former dockyards beside the Nervión River, about half of that space is devoted to the exhibition halls. The museum has virtually abolished right angles and flat walls. As one critic put it, "It was as if Gehry were working in pastry rather than concrete or steel". Warning: Parking-Lot Robberies: Regrettably, the lot where many patrons to the Guggenheim Museum park is the scene of countless car robberies. The lot is not run by the museum and the museum is in no way responsible for the thefts that take place there. But many visitors stop off at the Guggenheim in cars filled with luggage, intending to spend the night elsewhere along the Basque coast. Even if luggage is locked in the trunk, these thefts in broad daylight are commonplace. In most cases, the police seem to offer little assistance, and the lot appears unguarded. Be warned that your property is at great risk if you leave your car in the lot while you spend 2 or 3 hours enjoying the museum. Consider arriving by bus or taxi instead.

Guggenheim Museum, {CATEGORY}

The biggest attraction in Bilbao is the Guggenheim Museum, at the intersection of the bridge called Puente de la Salvé and the Nervión River. The 104,700-sq.-m (1,126,980-sq.-ft). colossus is the focal point of a $1.5-billion redevelopment plan for the city. The internationally acclaimed Frank Gehry design features a 50m-high (165-ft). atrium - more than 1 1/2 times the height of the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum in New York. Stretching under the aforementioned bridge and incorporating it in its design, the museum reanimates the promenade with a towering roof reminiscent of a blossoming metallic flower. The Guggenheim isn't an encyclopedic museum, such as the Met in New York City. This museum features the works of some of the most towering artists of the latter half of the 20th century - including Picasso, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, Clyfford Still, Antoni Tàpies, Andy Warhol, Ives Klein, and Willem de Koonig. The beginning of the collection is marked by a 1952 Mark Rothko work, Untitled. Recent European art is also exhibited along with an array of works by young Basque and Spanish artists. Artwork lent by the Guggenheims in New York and Venice rotates, and Bilbao hosts temporary exhibits traveling here from New York. Although some disgruntled Basque locals still call the museum "the colossal Californian cauliflower" or "a cheese factory", many architectural critics from around the world, including Paul Goldberger of the New York Times, have hailed Frank Gehry's unique structure as the first great building of the 21st century. The structure is said to have been inspired by the Fritz Lang film classic Metropolis and is viewed as a homage to Bilbao's industrial past and commitment to its future. The massive museum is clad in shimmering titanium, which many observers find sexy and unmistakably elegant. The building takes up 24,000 sq. m (258,300 sq. ft). in the former dockyards beside the Nervión River, about half of that space is devoted to the exhibition halls. The museum has virtually abolished right angles and flat walls. As one critic put it, "It was as if Gehry were working in pastry rather than concrete or steel". Warning: Parking-Lot Robberies: Regrettably, the lot where many patrons to the Guggenheim Museum park is the scene of countless car robberies. The lot is not run by the museum and the museum is in no way responsible for the thefts that take place there. But many visitors stop off at the Guggenheim in cars filled with luggage, intending to spend the night elsewhere along the Basque coast. Even if luggage is locked in the trunk, these thefts in broad daylight are commonplace. In most cases, the police seem to offer little assistance, and the lot appears unguarded. Be warned that your property is at great risk if you leave your car in the lot while you spend 2 or 3 hours enjoying the museum. Consider arriving by bus or taxi instead.

Activities nearby

Museum
School and university
Railroad station
Hospital
Spa and swimming pools

> > > Guggenheim Museum hotels near museum: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao infos >

International Sites

dansk | deutsch | ελληνικά | english | english | español | suomi | français | magyar | italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | nederlands | norsk | polski | português | română | русский | српски | svenska | 中文 | 中文

International Sites

| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

Why use TVtrip?

  • Best Rates

    Thanks to our booking partners you can access the rates on the web

  • Quality

    All videos are filmed by professionals

  • Maximum choice

    Choose over 35,884 video to help you make the right choice

  • Transparency

    Unbiased, professional videos to help you choose the right hotel

  • We speak your language

    TVtrip is currently in 22 languages

Informations

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | About | Team | Press | Help | Contact Us

* Best min. prices over next 30 days and among our hotel booking partners.
The displayed amount is indicative and based on today’s exchange rate.

More info on filming your hotel?

© 2014 - TVtrip.com

Key