Guggenheim Museum
Bilbao

About the museum

When it opened in 1997, the Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao — a spectacular structure made of titanium, glass, and limestone — was hailed as the most important building of its time. Located in the Basque city of Bilbao in northern Spain, the museum features exhibitions organized by the Guggenheim Foundation and by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, as well as selections from the permanent collection of the Guggenheim museums.

There are also many things to see outside the museum and you should take the time to see them!

Shelley York
Tourist from London

Events

12 Oct
Tue 10.00
Approaches to Art
Introduction to Contemporary Art
15 Oct
Mon 10.00
ZINEGOAK
Festival
12 Oct
Tue 10.00
ART AFTER DARK
Concert + Party
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Gastronomy

Gastronomy is an art in Bilbao. The city is home to prestigious restaurants which offer dishes ranging from traditional cuisine to the most avant-garde culinary creations. Not forgetting, of course, all the different areas of the city in which to savour the famous pintxos (typical appetisers). Come and discover these delicacies, guaranteed to satisfy the most demanding palates. Bilbao is also an attractive nightlife centre for young people from the whole of northern Spain, known for its traditional districts packed with bars and clubs.

Guggenheim Museum

  • Abandoibarra Etorb., 2
    48009 Bilbo Bizkaia, Spain
  • Working days: 11 am to 7.30 pm
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Sundays/holidays: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Entry ticket: 10 €
  • Reduced admission price: 8 €
  • Free admission: Children under 14

Pasteleria Don Manuel

Pasteleria Don Manuel surprises you for its endless selection of homemade pastries, cakes, cookies, treat. There is something for everybody in this pasteleria, which is the Spanish equivalent for a bakery that specializes in sweet treats. This is what Pasteleria Don Manuel does, offering its customers a sweet moment of relaxation.

  • Urkixo Zumarkalea, 39
    48010 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
  • Mon – Fri, Sun: 11.00 – 19.30
    Sat: 10.00 – 21.00
  • Price: €€
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Mandoya

Situated in the historic Casco Viejo or Old Quarter in the heart of Bilbao, the Restaurante Mandoya has been serving traditional Basque cuisine for more than 55 years. As much a part of the city’s history as the medieval streets surrounding it, this popular venue is well-established on Bilbao’s restaurant scene and a big favorite with locals.

  • Urkixo Zumarkalea, 39
    48010 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
  • Mon – Fri, Sun: 11.00 – 19.30
    Sat: 10.00 – 21.00
  • Price: €€
  • Go to official site

Peso Neto

Until recently it was an old men’s bar; those of them that wander in now are no doubt puzzled by the swing, the top-knotted barman, the cocktails, the art, music, and quinoa served in kiln jars.

  • Urkixo Zumarkalea, 39
    48010 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
  • Mon – Fri, Sun: 11.00 – 19.30
    Sat: 10.00 – 21.00
  • Price: €€
  • Go to official site

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