Museums in Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum, a fundamental part of the process of urban transformation that the capital of Biscay underwent at the end of the last century, promotes contemporary art without forgetting Bilbao’s industrial past.
The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is a must-visit for art lovers. The space offers a comprehensive selection of ancient, modern and contemporary art.
Set to the rhythm of the Bilbainadas, the Casco Viejo quarter reveals the origins of the city that emerged 700 years ago on the right bank of the Nervión-Ibaizabal estuary.
The museum, situated on the site of the old docks of the Euskalduna shipyard, preserves several vintage boats and the mythical Carola Crane.
The cave, accidentally discovered by a group of children in 1916, contains the largest example of rock paintings in the province of Biscay.
There are plenty of things for kids to do on a family trip to Bilbao: going up Mount Artxanda on the funicular, sailing along the Nervión river, riding bicycles and visiting the Maritime and Guggenheim museums are just a few of them.
The Archaeological Museum of Bilbao offers a comprehensive overview of Basque prehistory and has a wreck from medieval times on display.
Situated in the heart of the Basque city, Azkuna Zentroa is a leading multipurpose cultural space for the people of Bilbao. The building—a former grain warehouse—underwent an incredible transformation and is an example of how to find a new outlet for magnificent buildings that no longer fulfil the function for which they were designed.
The Forest de Oma is a place full of magic and beauty. Make sure you don’t miss the remarkable work of the Basque artist Agustín Ibarrola.