Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
No visit to Bilbao is complete without stopping in at the Guggenheim Museum, a masterpiece of contemporary architecture by the legendary Frank Gehry. This glimmering titanium structure looks more like a sculpture than a building, with sleek lines sensually curving in seeming defiance of physics. This spectacular building adds to an area where the Nervión River makes its mark and offers pleasant riverside walks. 

The museum consists of six acres of space (24,000 sqm) housing a treasure trove of works from great artists, such as Andy Warhol, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, and Eduardo Chillida. Since opening in 1997, the museum's acquisitions have focused on works from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, thus complementing the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collections and forging a unique identity at the same time. 

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