See the Art Masterpieces of Bilbao with Tauck Tours in Spain
Bilbao is a city in Basque Country that was put on the map in 1997 when it opened an architectural masterpiece that would serve as a museum of contemporary art: the Guggenheim Museum. Today, the town is a popular destination for travelers from all across the globe. And with Tauck Tours in Spain offering affordable packages, you too can be on the next flight to Spain to see Bilbao’s most famous artistic landmark.
To say that the Guggenheim Museum catapulted the once nondescript town of Bilbao to tourism fame is an understatement. After living in the shadows of post-industrial depression, Bilbao has come to life after the museum opened.
So what made the museum famous?
Its unique architectural design by Frank Gehry, and the fact that the building was constructed using limestone, glass, and titanium made the museum a household name. Its sparkling titanium-clad exteriors are enough to make anyone take a second look. Architectural design aside, the museum is also famous for exhibitions that showcase works of famous artists. When you book your package with Tauck Tours in Spain make sure to check the current exhibitions at the time of your visit so you’ll know what to expect.
The museum has showcased works by Yoko Ono and Brazilian sculptor Ernesto Neto. Home to magnificent works in contemporary art, the collection also includes works by Anselm Kiefer, Willem de Kooning, and Andy Warhol.
Ticket prices are about € 13 for adults and € 7 for children. Operating hours are from 10 AM to 8 PM, Tuesday to Sunday.
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
The second most-visited museum in the Basque Country coming in after the Guggenheim is Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Notify your travel agent if you wish to visit the museum during your tour around Bilbao.
Founded in 1908, the museum is home to magnificent art pieces by Basque, Spanish and European artists including masterpieces by famous sculptors Jorge Oetiza and Eduardo Chillida, and paintings by Gauguin, Goya, El Greco and Francis Bacon.
Ticket prices start at € 7 for adults and € 5 for children, senior citizens and students. The museum is open from Wednesday to Monday, 10 AM to 8 PM.
Prices and hours for both museums may change without prior notice. Before booking check with your travel planneror visit our website to learn more about the Tauck tours in Spain we offer.