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“Disappointing”

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
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Owner description: 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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“Disappointing”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

The Guggenheim is a beautiful building, inside and out. However, the exhibitions were generally disappointing. Such an amazing space filled with not a lot. The metal work sculptures and neon lights on the ground floor were great. I appreciate that art means different things to different people, but some of the exhibitions just seemed like a waste of space. Worth going for the Guggenheim building itself.

Visited November 2013
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“Must see”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

5 years after we have been there we are still raving to our friends about this wonderful building and all it holds - a magnificant piece of modern art, It is worth goig to Bilbao for thiss experience alone, I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Visited December 2012
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Architecture”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Visiting Bilboa with only limited time - so did not have time to go in and see any of the exhibits. However, the building itself is a classic exhibit in itself.
It is situated next to the river and provides an ever changing view as you approach. On the river side the building has numerous curved metal panels which comprise the walls and roof - it is not possible to tell where one begins and the other starts.
It is indeed an amazing piece of modern architecture and well worth any detour to see it.
The street side is mundane in comparison - though there was a nice piece of topiary in the shape of a dog outside.
You can also get a good view of the museum from the hill above - which is served by a funicular railway.
The museum is the highlight of a very pretty city - do not miss it

Visited November 2013
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“Fantastic building”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

I'm not a big modern art fan, but I have to say the building is something else! Not a lot of art pieces for the size of the building. Some of the works are huge. You can get a special ticket so you can visit both the Guggenheim Museum and the city museum at a reduced price. The Guggenheim Museum has really rejuvenated the city. A must see attraction!

Visited October 2013
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“Fascinating diverse architecture from east to west”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We did not have time to actually enter this historic museum so can't speak to the museum itself, but the magnificent driveby and the end of September afforded us with magnificent views quite different from one side of the river to another. We were all struck with this magnificent exhibit outside of a puppy dog about 100 feet or so high and a size able width made entirely of live flowers which according to our tour guide changed with the seasons. From the photos in my iPhone, people standing next to this puppy outside dwarfed in comparison. As we drove to the other side of the river, the puppy was in stark contrast to the steel and metal design of the museum on the opposite side of the river. Next time, we hope to take in the what I would imagine to be exquisite exhibits.

Visited September 2013
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