Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

Just 1:30 hours from the Basque coast, there is a cultural experience that is worth the detour to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

The Guggenheim Museum is a museum of modern and contemporary art.

It is the Basque and Biscayan government that is at the origin of the construction of this magnificent establishment in order to detach itself from the industrial image that prevailed in Bilbao. His magnificent geometric shapes are due to the impressive work of Franck Gehry and his architectural firm. The museum opened its doors to visitors on October 17, 1997.

You will find at the Guggenheim temporary collections and the permanent collections of Richard Serra (the subject of Time) and Louise Bourgeois (Sculpture "Maman").



Permanent Collections :

 Richard Serra (La matière du Temps)

 Sculpture « Maman » Louise Bourgeois 

 Schedules : 


10am  to 8pm.

Closed every Mondays of 2015, except:

On Monday, 6 April, every Monday in July and August,

Monday, October 12, Monday, December 7 and Monday, December 28.

Museum closed on the 25th of December and the 1st of January.

On December 24 and 31, the Museum will close at 5:00 pm.

 Price :

Adult 15 €

Retired and Pensioner 7,50 €

Groups > 20 pers. 12,50 €

Studient (< 26) 7,50 €

Child & Friend of the Museum : Free      

Prices may vary according to the art program

 Consult the prices and hour on line

How to go in ?

On excursion with the Basque Bondissant.

Price : 35 € museum entry included. From Anglet, Bayonne, Biarritz, Guéthary, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye.

With the bus company Alsa departing from Irun.

By Car from the A8 motorway, 120 kilometers from Saint-Jean-De-Luz

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