The Museum joins the estuary with the classical expansion of the city. It can be accessed directly from the central shopping area of the city, while
also from new walkways and plazas on the side of the river in the area called Abandoibarra. The main entrance is at the end of the Iparraguirre St,
which leads to the Museum Square. From there down a wide staircase leading to the entrance of the Museum. With this decline saves the elevation
difference between Ensache and the estuary. The building is also next to the Puente de la Salve (or bridge of the Prince of Spain), which was
also remodeled as part of the museum's works, which appears in several photographs.
Besides the undoubted attraction of the building (for those who do not understand modern art it's much more attractive the continent that the
contents of this museum) no need to go into the museum to see works of art, as in the outside can see a few. For example, the sculpture "Maman"
by Louise Bourgeois is a large spider on the north side of the museum, near the estuary. On the other side, the large sculpture in the shape
of a dog covered with flowers, "Puppy" by Jeff Koons. Finally, only accesible from inside the museum because they were on a terrace, the Tulips
by Jeff Koons. All they appear in these photos. You can find more details by clicking on the thumbnails on this page.
The building is characterized by twisted and curved shapes and consists of a series of interconnected volumes, each orthogonal and coated
limestone and other volumetric curve, more organic, coated by a "skin" formed by layers of titanium as a flake. All of these volumes are
connected with glass curtain walls that provide transparency to the entire building. Never get tired of going around the building to see
it from any angles and any level: from the bridge, from the other side of the river, at different times of day to see how it changes color,
Paying the price of entry has an interest in seeing the building inside, especially the spectacular atrium (photos banned, the only one
I show here was shot before I got the warning).
Depending on the temporary exhibition that you meet, you can add interest to the visit. The permanent exhibition is not of great interest to us not
lean on modern art as "The Matter of Time" by Richard Serra. There are even parts of the permanent exhibition that will make you want to ask
complaints book and get a refund of the entry. But overall worth the entry ... Inside there is also a restaurant with good reputation, it could
not be otherwise being in the Basque Country. The restaurant is named after the museum and the chef is Josean Martínez Alija.
Instantly hailed as the most important structure of its time, Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao recently celebrated a decade
of extraordinary success on October 19, 2007. With close to ninety exhibitions and over ten million visitors to its credit, the Guggenheim
Museum Bilbao forever changed the way the world thinks about museums, and it continues to challenge our assumptions about
the connections between art, architecture and collecting