The Guggenheim Museum, the city’s must-see sight, is without a doubt the most iconic building in Bilbao. The building itself is a spectacular work of art and is considered a ground-breaking example of 20th-century architecture. It was designed by famous architect Frank Gehry, using advanced aerospace industry software, and was constructed between 1993 and 1997.
The museum is home to nineteen galleries with a mix of temporary exhibitions of contemporary art by local Basque artists and additional themed exhibitions by artists from around the globe. Surrounding the Guggenheim lies the Art District, filled with large-scale sculptures by famous artists. Look out for Puppy by Jeff Koons, the giant spider Maman by Louise Bourgeois, and Tall Tree and the Eye by Anish Kapoor.