Walking around the Guggenheim Bilbao, Basque Country

 

 

 

 

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!

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Thanks Ibon for the walk around!

9 thoughts on “Walking around the Guggenheim Bilbao, Basque Country

    1. 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.

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