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Bilbao: Guggenheim Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line

4.7 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: EXPLORA-NORTE

Bilbao: Guggenheim Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line

Activity provider: EXPLORA-NORTE

From US$ 72.35 per person

2-hour tour of the collections and history of the Guggenheim Museum. Admire the work of many postmodern artists and take in the magnificent architecture of the Frank Gehry-designed building.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Audio guide included
English, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Skip the line and embark on a guided tour of the Guggenheim museum
  • Discover all the permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • Visit both inside and outside of the museum
  • Enjoy the experience in a small exclusive group
  • Learn more about postmodern and contemporary artists
Full description
Meet your guide outside the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to begin your 120-minute guided tour of both the inside and the outside of the museum. Learn why Bilbao was chosen as the home for the stunning Frank Gehry-designed building, and discover the structure of the building and the outdoor sculptures that surround the museum. Then, get to know the most important works of the Guggenheim's permanent and rotating collections as you wander through its galleries, atrium, and terrace in the company of your guide. Your museum entry is good for the day, so at the end of the tour, you may continue to explore the modern art collections at your own pace.
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  • Professional guide in your chosen language
  • Audio guide in 6 languages at the end of the tour if you wish to continue the visit (available in French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian)
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up and drop-off at your hotel

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4.7 /5

based on 79 reviews

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We liked the tour. Using a historical approach, the guide pointed to the city's development after the decline of heavy industry, the efforts to locate the Guggenheim Museum, and the resulting incorporation and expansion of urban development. The architectural and technical features of the building were then explained before the interior was visited. Many aspects were addressed that we did not find in travel guides or on the Internet, but only contributed to the overall understanding. Additionally: What is my impression of the museum? The building of the Guggenheim - Museum Bilbao seemed to me personally more imposing than the exhibits themselves. The Guggenheim Museum is marketed as it were in franchising, a license fee has to be paid for the name.

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August 1, 2022

Our guide Javier was great! It allowed us to understand the history of the museum intimately linked to the history of the city. Thanks to him we made a dynamic, exterior and interior visit. He was also able to give us an approach to permanent exhibitions, leaving us free to go where we wanted to go, according to his recommendations! In summary, I recommend!

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April 24, 2022

Very good communication before the meet-up. Our guide Javier, was very welcoming, and clearly knew his stuff ! He was very knowledgeable about the museum, its history and the various sculptures and artists. His enthusiasm was quite infectious and he helped us experience the museum in a much better way than if we’d visited it on our own.

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March 13, 2022

Product ID: 309033