- 2 hours
- Guggenheim Museum (interior and exterior)
- Skip-the-line tickets to the Guggenheim
- 2 hours with an art historian
- Permanent collection and Temporary Exhibits
Once we enter the museum, depending on our guide and particular interests, we may choose to explore in any number of directions. We will likely start with the permanent collection which contains a myriad of interesting works from artists near and far. Your guide will explain the intricacies of a carefully curated selection of pieces which have been exhaustively studied to identify their technical and material characteristics, establish their state of conservation and design the appropriate strategy for guaranteeing its preservation.
If time allows, and depending on the time of year, we'll also consider some of the temporary exhibits, which often feature well renowned international modern and contemporary artists. By the end of our time together we should have gained a much deeper understanding of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao collections and the city itself.
Does this tour "skip-the-line?"
Yes. We will purchase tickets in advance so we may enter the museum as quickly as possible.
Does this tour include any current temporary exhibitions?
The tour visits the Guggenheim's permanent collection. Your entry tickets are valid for temporary exhibitions as well, so if time allows and depending on the time of year, your guide may include them on the tour. If you would like to include a particular temporary exhibition, please do let us know by adding a client note or emailing email@example.com.
Fabian has a Bachelor's degree at the University of Düsseldorf in History of Art and English literature and linguistics, and a Master's in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Currently he is a PhD candidate, specializing in the art of Castile around 1200 and this brought him to Madrid. He particularly interested in medieval sculpture and painting, questions of identity, and the representation of minorities.
Maria fell in love with Barcelona when she settled there in 1992, coming originally from the Basque Country in northern Spain. She was then a recent journalism graduate, fond of reading, music, travelling, foreign languages, cooking, nature and knowledge in general. She learnt the Catalan language, the culture of Barcelona and its region, and eventually succeeded in passing the official examination to become a licensed tour guide. She has also led guided group tours in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Maria is a naturally curious, dynamic and social Spaniard. You will find her passion for Barcelona and for life to be contagious. Her tours are informative, insightful and intellectually stimulating, providing participants with a true understanding of Barcelona, its past, present, art & architecture. She will enlighten your learning experience and together you shall explore, enjoy and debate your way through this amazing city. As a journalist and as a licensed guide, Maria specializes in different fields; including Gaudi & Art Noveau, Picasso, Literature (Orwell & Cervantes in Barcelona), music, theatre, philosophy, gastronomy and nature. In her spare time, as a typical Basque, she loves cooking, visiting food markets, and talking about good food.
David, orginally from Scotland, has been living and guiding in Bilbao and northern Spain for many years. David is a published art historian, professional art educator and translator (he translated into English one of the standard guides to the architecture of Bilbao). He has a particular interest in the way the architecture of a city can tell its story, and has a passion for this endlessly curious part of the world.