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Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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Neighbourhood: Abando
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Address: Museo Plaza 2, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
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+34 944 39 60 60
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10:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an art museum located in the city of Bilbao,...

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an art museum located in the city of Bilbao, Spain. It is the second largest and most visited museum in the Basque Country and one of the richest Spanish museums outside Madrid. It houses a valuable and quite comprehensive collection of Basque, Spanish and European art from the Middle Ages to contemporary.

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renoir collection

this was very good at the time of our visit there was a Renoir exhibition but many other works of art from many different artists well worth the visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this was very good at the time of our visit there was a Renoir exhibition but many other works of art from many different artists well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on a Sunday afternoon and found it was free from 3pm. A Renoir exhibit was on which we really enjoyed. The location and café are good and the surrounding park is great for an afternoon stroll.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a real find. We enjoyed the permanent collection of modern art and the commentary on the audioguide was very helpful. The Renoir exhibition had some unfamiliar works and was well curated and interesting. Good cafe too. The combined ticket with Guggenheim will save money if you want to see both.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent museum if you are interested in art. Set in an area of parkland with a cafe nearby. There are some very good paintings by Renoir.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on a very wet Sunday and, despite not being an art lover, spent a few hours in the museum A good variety of work and feels less pretentious than the Guggenheim

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In spite of the Guggenheim being the ex libris of the town, this museum is quite impressive and it has a really interesting collection. We were lucky that they had a temporary exhibition of Monets but the permament collection and the buildind deserve a classification of “must visit”. I was starred by the Pollocks but the collection is quite versatile... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I visited there was a wonderful Renoir exhibition. The own collection exists mainly of Spanish artists. Worthwhile the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a local museum should be., Good paintings with a lot of variety and some famous names (inc Renoir) This is worth a look if you are in bilbao, close to the Guggenheim

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Renoir exposition and I found the permanent exposition varied. Great museum shop. Nice book of museum collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous building with a great collection of works. Free admission to museum allowed us a fantastic opportunity to see the Renoir exhibition at close quarters! :-)

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