Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The museum itself, is now a museum.The construction of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao took place between 1993 and 1997 and the site chosen – on a bend of an old port and industrial pier – led to the recovery of the city of Bilbao’s estuary and the recovery of the city for culture and leisure.

The building is covered by 33,000 very thin titanium plates, giving it a rough finish, to which are added changes in the material’s tones depending to the prevailing atmosphere.The other two materials used in the building – limestone and glass – are in perfect harmony, achieving a visually stunning architectural design which has now become a true icon of the city around the world.

The museum’s interior is a large open space of curved volumes connecting the building’s interior and exterior by means of large walls, a glass curtain and a large overhead skylight.The museum’s three levels are organised around the central atrium and connected by curved walkways, titanium and glass lifts and stair towers.The 20 galleries comprising the museum house exhibitions belonging to the Guggenheim and other, travelling, exhibitions.For lovers of modern art, it is certainly one of the best museums in the world.

The Guggenheim Museum, located in Bilbao, is an hour from the shire of Goierri, as Goierri is in the heart of the Basque Country.