Guggenheim Museum Bilbao


The symbol of the city

This building, designed by Frank Gehry, symbolizes a ship anchored on the banks of the Nervión and is located in the land where the former ‘Compañía de Maderas’ (woods company) used to be settled. So that, considered the best building of the second half of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum is the symbol of the city and its transformation process, since its presence modified radically the area and the image of the city. Quoting its architect, the building is based “on the port that used to and the city that is”.

Over 1 million visitors

The museum was opened in 1997 and it receives over 1 million people yearly who want to contemplate the contemporary pieces of art distributed in its 20 galleries.

It is also worthy to take a walk around the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, since it is surrounded by many green areas and plazas which have become an attractive meeting point for sociocultural activities and sports.