I'll admit from the beginning that modern art is not my interest or can I understand it, and initially had decided just to view the outside of this very impressive architectural building. But when in Bilbao and wanting to fully explore this city we decided we really should visit, to take a free museum guided tour that way we might understand the contents a little better. From the outside the building is stunning as are the huge animal art sculptures: the giant spider, 'Maman' by Louise Bourgeois and the gorgeous flower 'Puppy' by Jeff Koons. After entering the museum we made our way over to the information desk, the starting point for the guided tours. Unfortunately on our day we are the only two guests wanting to the take the tour and the tour only runs with a minimum of four, what difference does it make if there are only two, the point is the museum is prepared to run it, staff available. So we self guide ourselves through this large glass, steel and concrete building. We enjoy the art installations out on the small terrace: a bunch of large tulips and three dancing mosaic ladies. The huge steel construction titled 'The Matter of Time' by Richard Serra is designed for the public to experience, to walk through. It is quite disorientating, and can affect your balance as it did mine. The Guggenheim was a disappointment for us, it was disappointing that the guided tour is only offered with a minimum of four. The only good thing was that our entry fee was reduced based on the purchase of an Bono Artean Pass, this is a combined ticket for the Guggenheim and the Fine Arts Museum, which lasts a whole year.
The building is what gives the wow factor.We enjoy modern art but this will not be for everyone. If you do not want to pay to enter the Guggenheim the walk to see the outside sculptures is rewarding itself. The huge flowered "scotty" flower dog is a highlight.
I'm not embarrassed to say I'm not artistic so although they were moments I found interesting I wouldn't go again. Too expensive for the likes of me who don't really enjoy art.
A must see attraction if visiting Bilbao .... This truly amazing architectural wonder is just packed with must see art installations externally and beautiful and occasionally humorous art works internally Take the audio trail as it offers the visitor a very informative insight into the construction of this marvel whilst also details the art fixtures and installations ! Not forgetting the " Puppy " floral wonder in the museum foreground ... Just amazing
Really lovely apartment,perfect for two!! Kept and has everything that we need. The staff were really friendly,the location was fantastic! A short walk away from many of the attractions in the city.
Also I moved from out of town and the wonderful staff really made me feel at home. They're always quick to help me with my questions and concerns. Furthermore, the apartments are clean and spacious and I love the outdoor community spaces.