The Guggenheim Museum is a modern and contemporary art museum in the city of Bilbao, Spain. The museum was inaugurated on 18 October 1997 by King Juan Carlos I of Spain. The building the museum is housed in was designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and the contemporary architecture is said to be unique in that everybody is a fan of it. The museum is owned by the Guggenheim Foundation, it is one of the largest in Spain and displays permanent and temporary exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists.
The museum has its own tram stop ‘Guggenheim’ on line 7. The museum is a 15-minute walk away from the main train station of Bilbao. The museum has a car park that is a 2-minute walk away.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday 10am-8pm with Mondays being the weekly day of closure. General admission is set at 10 euros for adults, 6 euros for concessions and free for children under 12. Ticket can be purchased in advance online.