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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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Address: Museo Plaza 2, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
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+34 944 39 60 60
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10:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an art museum located in the city of Bilbao,...

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an art museum located in the city of Bilbao, Spain. It is the second largest and most visited museum in the Basque Country and one of the richest Spanish museums outside Madrid. It houses a valuable and quite comprehensive collection of Basque, Spanish and European art from the Middle Ages to contemporary.

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A great way to meet Basque artists

The collection has wonderful Basque artists on show, like Eduardo Chillida. It is situated in a renovated building with a newer part attached to it. While I was there there was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Certainly a good collection of Basque and Northern Spain related art is on display with a Picasso, Tapiès, Chillida, Bacon, Hockney, Sorilla, El Greco, Renoir etc thrown in. A mish mash of styles and artists. Nothing stood out apart from the Tapiès and the Chillida. The experience of an underwhelming collection not helped by a stern and unfriendly security or... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The collection has wonderful Basque artists on show, like Eduardo Chillida. It is situated in a renovated building with a newer part attached to it. While I was there there was also a good show of August Renoir.

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Thank MariettadeBruine
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It´s not the most popular museum in Bilbao but could be the best optión for people searching traditional european art

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the finest galleries I have visited (and I have visited major art galleries all over the world). We were fortunate that we caught the final day of a Renoir exhibition and were pleasantly surprised that we did not have to pay an extra charge to see it. The permanent collection is excellent. There are a lot... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just called in to get out of the rain after visiting the Guggenheim. Its free one day a week and so luckily we got in for free. We spent about 3 hours in here and thought the exhibits were of a really great quality in a great space.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did enjoy the walk through the gallery and at the same time visited the special Renoir paintings. Good focus on Spanish painters.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a few hours on an unplanned visit, and very happily caught the last day of a Renoir exhibition. Take time, take a breath, love and remember what you see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don’t miss this gem.Especially works from15th through 17th centuries. Beautiful Zuburans, Murillos, some El Greco. We even saw a lovely exhibition of Renoir.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing art in Guggenheim (better than in NYC, imho. Lovely Renoir in Fine Arts. Make sure to take the silver and green "street car" behind Guggy to the Old Town. Lots to see there, too

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overshadowed by the guggenhein this is not a priority. However the artistic range in this museun is completely different and for an art curious I think it is a worthy visit with some famous artists represented in the collection. The entrace fee was about 9 euros.

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