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Posted on Aug 28, 2013 in País Vasco, Spain, Where in Spain Wednesday | 10 comments

WISW: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

OK, I’m finally getting around to going through my photos and notes from my trip to the Basque Country back in June, so here’s a picture of one of my favorite things in Bilbao – the Guggenheim Museum! 


The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao sits almost right on the river and has a few very cool outdoor art installations scattered about outside. The enormous wavy building is great fun to walk around, as it looks quite different from different angles and under different lighting conditions. The inside is light, curvy, and airy, which is a surprise after the angular outside. The art exhibitions are cool, but I was definitely most impressed with the actual structure.

Surprisingly, this was pretty much the only spell of grey skies we got during our trip to the País Vasco. Everyone had warned me that it was going to be gloomy for the whole trip, but we had lovely sunny skies with just a few patches of grey. The overcast skies actually made the museum look even better than it did in the full sunshine, as it let the building’s colors shine.

Oh, and before I leave, there’s one more thing. I’m finally switching my blog over to a self-hosted site, so if things may look a little funky around here for a few days (fingers crossed it all goes well, but I’m so tech illiterate that I have some reservations). Any tips or useful resources from more experienced bloggers would be welcome! 🙂




  1. Oh I love the Guggenheim in Bilbao, it’s so beautiful! It’s so true about the way it changes with the light, did you see it at sunset? It reflects all the pink, red and orange colours 🙂

    • Unfortunately no! We had to get back to San Sebastián (which was also gorgeous at sunset). But I bet it looks amazing.

  2. I’m off to Bilbao next Thursday as it happens, only for a day before heading over towards Pamplona for a Spanish wedding. And the Guggenheim is definitely on the list to see! Great picture.

  3. Did you know that once a month they turn it into a nightclub so you can party amongst the art? It’s called art after dark. I agree though I think the structure itself is the most impressive thing!

    • No! That is SO cool! I’m going again this summer, I may have to stop by. What a cool event, thanks for letting me know about it.


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