- 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.
Maria is a licensed journalist and a polyglot European guide. She was born in the Basque country, in the city of San Sebastian, where she lives after years of travelling the world. She is a naturally social Spaniard, fond of meeting people and of cultural interchange. Maria has many different interests. She loves travelling, reading, eating, listening to music, talking with others, learning, and sharing the beauty of the world with other people. She is passionate about sharing the secrets of her Basque culture. As a journalist and guide her main areas of expertise are: history, art, music and gastronomy. She is very fond of cooking, and a prototypical Basque when it comes to good food: she loves it! As a professional guide her main concern is to make her guests feel welcome, well informed and special.
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.
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