.GUGGENHEIM, BILBAO & GUERNICA

DETAILS

  • START TIME: 9:30 AM
  • DURATION: 8 HOURS
  • THE TOUR WILL START AND FINISH IN YOUR HOTEL

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Private Group
  • Basque Local Driver/Guide
  • All transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Food & drinks
  • Entrances to venues, museums etc
  • Any other not specified items

Basque Country's past and present

Gugghenheim, a modern world class museum combined with Guernica, a historical Basque heritage site

Designed by the North American architect Frank O. Gehry, this unique Museum built on a 32,500 square meter site in the center of Bilbao.The building itself is an extraordinary combination of interconnecting shapes. Impressive limestone blocks contrast with curved architectural forms covered in titanium. Glass curtain walling provides the building with the light and transparency it needs. Explore the museum by yourself, an audio guide is included in the ticket price.

We will make a short city tour of Bilbao covering its most atractive parts and will have lunch in the old town of the city

Last stop in Guernica. On April 26th 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, the town was razed to the ground by German aircrafts,sent by Hitler to support Franco’s troops. When Picasso painted the Guernika in 1937, could not imagine that its vision of the bombing would become antiwarlike symbol.

If you are an art lover, we could organize the day visiting the Guggenheim museum in the morning and then come back near to San Sebastian to visit the open air sculpture museum of the famous local artist Eduardo Chillida, called Chillida-Leku in the afternoon.

Chillida-Leku is the culmination of one of the artist's lifelong dreams: to create a space for his work where it could be on permanent display. This monographic museum is a faithful representation of the sculptor's fifty year long artistic career.

Chillida-Leku is the perfect setting to enjoy the full magnitude of this internationally-known artist. The museum is divided into three areas: A 12-hectare hillside (nearly 30 acres) with beech trees, oaks and magnolias studded with over 40 sculptures. A service area featuring an auditorium, with images of the artist at work projected continuously, a rest area, and a gift shop. And finally, the centrepiece of the museum is the Zabalaga farmhouse, which houses the smaller format pieces in corten steel, alabaster, granite, terracotta, plaster, wood and paper.

Chillida-Leku is a sculpture in itself - another work of art in which the sculptor perfectly captures and renders his vision of shape, space and the passing of time. Chillida’s questions become answers as visitors make their way through the museum grounds.

ADAPTING TO YOU:

  • Our tours are private, so we could add / remove / change anything on them to meet your preferences
  • This tour could also be done starting in San Sebastian and finishing in Bilbao, please check conditions.