Bilbao: Guggenheim and Architecture Tour
The Guggenheim museum – a gleaming, floating icon of world architecture designed by modern American master Frank Gehry. Our art historian meets you below that fantastical facade before guiding you through the collections inside. Highlights include Richard Serra’s monumental sculpture A Matter of Time, a huge arrangement of spirals and ellipses that suggest some kind of portal into the mysteries of the cosmos. Next, take a walk along the river to see other examples of Bilbao’s recent structural masterpieces, including Calatrava’s Zubizuri bridge, the Chavarri Palace and Norman Foster’s acclaimed metro station entrance. Moving from the present into the deep past, the city’s medieval core, or Casco Viejo, is dominated by the 14th-century Santiago Cathedral and the bustling Mercado de la Ribera.
What to Expect
Learn about the Guggenheim’s permanent exhibits & new highlights.
Take a walk along the river to see other examples of Bilbao’s recent structural masterpieces.
And of course learn all about a gleaming, floating icon of world architecture designed by modern American master Frank Gehry.
Meeting Place: To be planned with you
Meeting Times: Suggested time 10:30 am
Duration: 3 hours
Included: privately guided tour, all applicable entrance fees
- Comfortable shoes recommended.