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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an art museum located in the city of Bilbao, Spain. It is the second largest and most visited museum in the Basque Country and one of the richest Spanish museums outside Madrid. It houses a valuable and quite...more
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Museo Plaza 2 | Estación de metro de Moyúa., 48009 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 39 60 60
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes) is a compact, well curated museum that has a charming combination of international masters and local not-to-famous painters and sculptors. During our visit, the collection was exhibited in an ingenious way from A to Z with themed...More

Thank panpan12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely Museum with an eclectic and impressive Art collection. This Museum is one of the finest Art Museums in Spain. Mandatory for any lover of Fine Art.

Thank Salasart
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely museum. Can be visited in less than two hours. Loved the exhibition set up by alphabet. Less crowded than the Guggenheim. But do visit both.

Thank lainybainy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great modern as well as classical paintings. Exhibits rotate, so each visit has been totally different. Turned a corner and gasped at the sight of El Greco paintings. Totally recommend not missing this wonderful little treasure. Great gift shop, too!

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well normally I frequent classic art museums such as Musee D'Orsay in Paris or the Louvre but recently I ventured into the Guggenheim Museum in San Sebastian. On display was a large range if works by Picasso and other well known modern including Monet and...More

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Choosing the alphabet based themes, then the paintings to match is very creative in itself. The museum is well laid out and a bargain with free loan of audio guide thrown in. As it is also open on a Monday, ideal place to go as...More

Thank jin6x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the exhibits were grouped according to theme (quiet, plants) and placed in rooms in Alphabetical order which was interesting; mainly by Spanish artists, just the right size-not too big, not too small. Great gift shop-they could print on canvas your choice of painting...More

Thank wwsimone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each room has a theme based on a word beginning with each letter of the alphabet. In combining various art styles with that theme in the same room, I found myself looking at EVERYTHING, rather than passing by art that inevitably becomes monotonous after you've...More

1  Thank julijoyeux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is much well know than the Guggenheim or some other art museums in Spain, and with reason. They have rather average collection of art, mostly by local artists, but a few pieces stick out and are worthwhile seeing. The museum recently reopened with...More

1  Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a more "relaxed" museum than the Guggenheim. I did not really expect much from it, but we were certainly surprised and amazed by what we saw here. This really is a must see if you want to enjoy Basque culture.

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