DISCOVER THE BEST OF BILBAO IN 1 DAY

GUGGENHEIM & BILBAO CITY TOUR

THE BEST TOUR TO VISIT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM FROM SAN SEBASTIAN

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YOU SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND, Mr GUGGENHEIM!

Because as soon as you dive into this valley lovingly called by its people “el botxo”( the hole) the sight will be one of your vivid memories. Being fair, Bilbao was a star way before the Guggenheim, the city unfolds its history through amazing architect right before your eyes. From the biggest covered market in Europe, through the majestic palaces right to the riverbank where one piece of art leads to the next, Bilbao will be the surprise you never expected

ARTXANDA VIEWPOINT

PANORAMIC VIEW OF BILBAO

The Mirador de Artxanda is a must-go, when you visit Bilbao, since it is located on the top of one of the mountains that border the town and gives us on one side a complete panoramic view of Bilbao, on the other hand we can see the green valleys and the sea

Once we learn how the city lays in the valley, we will drive down directly to heart of the city of Bilbao.

OLD TOWN OF BILBAO

THE HISTORY OF BILBAO STARTS HERE

In order to understand the fundation and history of Bilbao, we will walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town, exploring the highlights such as PLAZA NUEVA, CATEDRAL DE SANTIAGO, LA RIBERA MARKET, SAN ANTON CHURCH

We will take time to have lunch (NOT included) so we get to the second part of the day, full of energy

A wonderful walk of about 20 minutes starting in the Old Town and going through Abandoibarra, will take us directly to the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

WORLD CLASS MUSEUM

Designed by the North American architect Frank Gehry, this unique museum on the riverside is the highlight of Bilbao since 1997. 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.

An abstract ship shape, and the titanium panels resembling fish scales pay homage to the fact that the river was historically the economic hub of Bilbao

Explore the museum by yourself, an audio guide is included in the ticket price.

OPTIONAL FOR ART LOVERS

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.

INCLUDED
  • Private Group
  • Basque Local Guide/Driver
  • All transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)
  • Tickets for the GUGENHEIM MUSEUM
NOT INCLUDED
  • Food & drinks
  • Any other not specified items in the tour description
PRICE

495 €

for 2 pax

610 - 650 €

for 3 or 4 pax
  • OUR MERCEDES VANS CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 7 GUESTS, IF YOU ARE MORE, WE WILL USE A MINIBUS
  • ASK FOR A QUOTATION FOR A BIGGER PARTY OF PEOPLE
DETAILS
  • START TIME : 9:00AM
  • DURATION: 8-9 HOURS
  • THE TOUR WILL START AND FINISH IN YOUR HOTEL
  • Our tours are private, so we could add / remove / change anything on them to meet your preferences
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