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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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Neighbourhood: Abando
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Address: Museo Plaza 2 | parque de Dña Casilda, 48011 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
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This small museum is now gaining international fame for its surprisingly...

This small museum is now gaining international fame for its surprisingly rich collection of Spanish and Basque paintings and sculpture.

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A lovely gallery to walk round. It's a lovely building with an extension linking the fine art gallery with the modern, so providing an excellent collection of art

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harrogate, england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely gallery to walk round. It's a lovely building with an extension linking the fine art gallery with the modern, so providing an excellent collection of art

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You never really know what to expect when you visit a museum in a small city. This museum was a delightful surprise. An inconic blend of 14th to 21st century art. Paintings, statuary and a pleasant outdoor space. We were fortunate to see an exhibit of art by Ortiz de Elgea. We had never seen his work before and are... More 

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's central and sober, but it's really beautiful and worth the visit. There's not as many people as Guggenheim so it's more pleasant.

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Totnes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited this museum and was told that I would need my passport for identification to use my credit card regardless that it needed a secret pin number to be used.I challenged this even though the museum had periods of free entry and who would steal a credit card to use at a museum? We returned with cash and paid... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The title is a pun, or antithesis, of my review of the Guggenheim museum. This museum is modest in appearance but houses some of the best Spanish fine art we have seen. The collection is well structured so you can either follow the flow or go straight to your periods of interest. We found this much more gratifying from an... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely building housing art from many eras although mainly older classical paintings and fewer contemporary. Audio description available. Few seats so you need to be up to a long walk.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit - the art works/exhibits were excellent - there were picasso, warhol, gris, goya many famous artists. Loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum consists of two buildings, an older 'classic' style museum and a newer 'modern' looking building. It sits in a great setting. The art it contains spans a great many periods and styles, mostly focusing on Spanish artists. Very worthwhile even for those who know little about Spanish art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is not as well known as the Guggenheim and doesn't have the fabulous architecture but it has much better content. An excellent collection of works from all sorts of eras. Well worth going out of your way to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim and see the Christmas market/old town here. We found other delights we hadn't heard about and this certainly is one of the best. Only spotted on the tourist map we found the content of this museum more suited to our taste with an eclectic range of periods, styles and including a few... More 

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