A – Z Blogging Challenge = G is for Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

I know there are other Guggenheim Museums in other cities (New York, Venice, Abu Dhabi) but the one in Bilbao, Spain, holds the key to my heart.

Opened in 1997, and situated on the river Nervion, not far from the port, it’s an incredible piece of modern architecture in its own right; clad in glass, titanium and limestone. It houses an ever-changing collection of modern art that has the capacity to amaze – I don’t think you can ever like everything in an art gallery or museum, but I found more to make my jaw drop here than in any other modern museum I’ve ever been to. 

From exhibits which confuse the eyes and ears including sculpture that protrudes from the wall but is only visible from a certain angle, to Richard Serra’s steel ellipses weighing hundreds of tonnes, I could happily have spent several days here and still not appreciated it all. If you aren’t able to visit or maybe to whet your appetite, the website at http://www.guggenheim-Bilbao.es is a great place to start.

Bilbao, Guggenheim, Architecture, Building, Europe


5 thoughts on “A – Z Blogging Challenge = G is for Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

  1. One day, I’d love to visit New York and the Guggenheim would definitely be on my To Do list there. The one in Spain is in a lovely position on the river, when we were there, there was sculpture outside (the Puppy made of flowers, and Maman, an enormous metal spider). And inside was just incredible. The exhibits which confused the senses were my favourites, including a pregnant woman whose belly jutted out of the wall, but you couldn’t even see it unless you looked from a certain angle. Amazing.


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