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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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Address: Museo Plaza 2, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
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+34 944 39 60 60
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an art museum located in the city of Bilbao,...

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 comprehensive collection of Basque, Spanish and European art from the Middle Ages to contemporary.

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A lovely museum

Wednesdays from 10am are free entry, and when I went in February there was no queue at all. It's a well-kept museum with a nice, inexpensive cafe inside.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Wednesdays from 10am are free entry, and when I went in February there was no queue at all. It's a well-kept museum with a nice, inexpensive cafe inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Strange mix of great and slightly odd. Some downstairs sections resemble a local museum, with some stunning early Christian art mixed into an eclectic series of rooms. Upstairs the 20C and contemporary varied even more. Local artists mixed in with great a Gris and Picasso, and some other superb stuff. Spaces upstairs are great, particularly the new extension. Worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This museum has great pieces, but they are not arranged in chronological (and logical) order, so sometimes it is a bit messy to transit. The old and new building have been constructed harmoniously and I would recommend visiting it. If you are able to go on wednesday, it's free!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Set in a pretty park, this museum packs a powerful punch. The Goya portraits in particular were a revelation. Well curated with a wide range of styles, periods and mediums. The thoughtful hanging (at eye level) and appropriate lighting, greatly enhanced my visit. The cafe and bookshop were also well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This museum hides a very well curated collection behind a modern facade. It is a pleasure to walk around the collection in a couple of hours and there is a cafeteria and bookshop on site. Free entry is available on Sundays after 3pm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I really enjoyed wandering around this museum. The collection includes a lot of religious art. There are two galleries for changing exhibitions but the permanent collection is why most people would visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Old but renovated, the Museum of Fine Arts is a classic. The temporary exhibitions are interesting and they have a good collection of Basque art that is worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

A lovely gallery to walk round. It's a lovely building with an extension linking the fine art gallery with the modern, so providing an excellent collection of art

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

You never really know what to expect when you visit a museum in a small city. This museum was a delightful surprise. An inconic blend of 14th to 21st century art. Paintings, statuary and a pleasant outdoor space. We were fortunate to see an exhibit of art by Ortiz de Elgea. We had never seen his work before and are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

It's central and sober, but it's really beautiful and worth the visit. There's not as many people as Guggenheim so it's more pleasant.

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