Guggenheim Bilbao Museum private tour
Museums

Guggenheim Bilbao Museum private tour

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Availability: From Tuesdays to Sundays
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Admire the chrome exterior of the museum designed by Frank Gehry
  • Pose for pictures next to Jeff Koons' Puppy sculpture
  • See incredible works of contemporary art such as Joseph Beuys's Lightning with Stag in its Glare
  • Learn the ideas behind Richard Serra's Expressionist masterpieces
What to expect

Greet your knowledgeable guide outside the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum and begin your tour admiring the eccentric exterior of the museum; designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, the distinctive structure caused quite a stir among European architects upon completion. Capture photographs beside the 39 foot (12 meter) sculpture of a Puppy, a colossal canine made entirely from flowers, and then enter the museum.

Discuss your personalized itinerary then listen as your qualified, art-expert guide directs your attention to some of the gallery’s most significant masterpieces; see varied examples of art from a collection that spans from the middle of the 20th century to the present day. Admire the aesthetics of art scattered over three floors and appreciate the artful lighting and creative arrangement of the exhibitions.

Gain insight into the inspiration behind theatrical installations such as Joseph Beuy’s Lightning with Stag in its Glareb, and peruse pieces from painting pioneers such as Jenny Holzer, Richard Long and Francesco Clemente. Engage with tales of the antics of famous Basque artists and note how the surrounding landscape has inspired some of the pieces.

After 1.5-hours of exploration, bid farewell to your guide and continue to explore the museum independently if you desire.

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What's included
  • Entrance fee
  • Private guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • For children (0-12 years) this tour is free
Where

Abandoibarra Etorb., 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Meeting point:

Groups entrance located at the back of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum next to the river (Avenida Abandoibarra, 2 48009 Bilbao).

What to remember
  • Group size: minimum 1, maximum 9 people
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When
  • You can chose the best time to go on this tour, during the opening hours of the museum
  • The museum is closed on Mondays, except July and August
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Provider
Servicios Turisticos Integrales
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 50 % refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 25 % refund.
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