Located on the Bay of Biscay, Bilbao is the fourth largest city in Spain, one of the country’s most important ports,
and a center for manufacturing, shipping, and commerce.
An architectural competition led to the selection of California-based architect Gehry,
known for his use of unorthodox materials and inventive forms, and his sensitivity to the urban environment.
Gehry’s proposal for the site on the Nervion River ultimately included features that embrace both the identity of the Guggenheim Museum
and its new home in the Basque Country.
Ground-breaking took place in 1993
Inauguration in 1997
Enjoy the walk!
Thanks Ibon for the walk around!
9 thoughts on “Walking around the Guggenheim Bilbao, Basque Country”
Great photo gallery of a building I have alway wanted to visit. Thanks for taking me there virtually. You might enjoy these photos I took of Gehry’s The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas: http://wp.me/p3gSod-tN
Wow! Great building! Great picture as well!
Bilbao and Basque country in general is worth a trip! You’ll enjoy the food and the drinks like you’ll enjoy the Guggenheim building.
I hope you did not forget to also enter the building … 😉
That’s for next time! … when there’s more time.
Fantastic architectural shots! Love that sort of spider sculpture. I wouldn’t want it in my home or property, but it’s amazing to look at in a photograph.
Thank you Marilyn! It’s as big as a property!
Thank you Fred! Fantastic trip and company. Beautiful photos!
To be continued…