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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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Address: Abandoibarra Et. 2, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
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American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural...

American architect Frank Gehry is responsible for this architectural masterpiece: this fantastic chrome and metal creation houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art, a continuation of the Guggenheim legacy.

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Impressive architecture

Both from outside and inside. Collection of paintings not impressive, they have though some 3 Rothko's.

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Athens, Greece
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You should go only if you like modern art, otherwise it's a waste of time! You have to spend about 10 minutes on each exhibit.

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Both from outside and inside. Collection of paintings not impressive, they have though some 3 Rothko's.

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The building is gorgeous, modern architecture. Inside it has modern and contemporary art, it's worth visiting.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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I am by no means an art expert and often get itchy feet when spending too much time in an art museum. The Guggenheim in Bilbao was different and the reason was the great collection, but also the way it was laid out and the excellent audio guide which gave details on each work in such a gripping manner. I... More 

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Building is impressive from the outside . Entrance fee is $16 per person. You will have to deposit your bag if it is too large . Art work here are not too impressive . Layout of hall is not too friendly .

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Potomac, Maryland
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I could spend many hours at this museum, both in the exhibits and walking around the outside. Another Frank Gehry spectacle, but it works. Really impressive the way it fits along the river. The interior is almost as interesting as the exterior. Well worth the better part of a day.

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What the Guggenheim Museum did for Bilbao is now known as "The Bilbao Effect". We spent at least an hour exploring Frank Gehry's amazing creation built of titanium, glass and sandstone from all angles, admiring the genius of it all. The museum also seems to have ensured that new buildings in Bilbao are built with good taste. An example is... More 

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The Guggenheim Museum is easily accessible by tram, well worth a visit with free audio guide included in entrance fee.

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Maplewood, NJ
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The Guggenheim is famous for the building, which is unusual and stunning. But the collection of Abstract Expressionist paintings is superb especially the Clyfford Stills, the deKoonings, and the Jackson Pollock exhibits although they lack a "knock out" Pollock and the best one is really Lee Krasner's. Koon's puppy was undergoing replanting and irrigation, so I missed that.

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Definitely worth going in and checking out this crazy building with slanted walls and curves. The art changes a few times a year, we saw several famous contemporary paintings. Some selections required a great deal of imagination be the viewer, worth a look.

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