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For some local culture, check out the vast collection of works by Basque artists among the 8,000 pieces housed at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. View paintings, sculptures, engravings, and applied arts spanning from the 13th century to the present. To find out more about the works on display, audio guides and guided tours are available. Visit the cafeteria for drinks and light meals. There is also a more upscale restaurant on site. Take a look at our Bilbao day trip planning tool to schedule your visit to Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum reviews
Decided to check out the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum as they offered free entry to their permanent exhibition at a set time in the evening. Unfortunately we found that the employees weren't forthcoming... more »
The director has decided to arrange the artworks based on a theme of the alphabet rather than chronologically. This gimmick seems to be in vogue now unfortunately. Notwithstanding that there are... more »
Instead of displaying their permanent collection by years/style, they organized by the "ABC'S" with each letter standing for a theme represented by the art on display. This is the first time I've been to a museum that does this. I liked that I was able to see sharp contrasts across history with how certain topics were represented. You could also see some similarities as well. I wish I had gotten an audio guide because it might have helped connect the historical periods and the artists better than I could. Definitely go! I recommend enjoying the tree filled park situated next to the museum.
Great museum! The alphabetical order makes it different and interesting from other museums. My favorite was letter R with portraits.
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