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Museums in Bilbao: which ones to visit?

If you want to go to museums in Bilbao, you cannot miss these seven places dedicated to different themes and works. Find out about them here and now.

Bilbao is a city with a myriad of museums. So if you decide to go to museums in Bilbao, the best thing to do is to find out which ones you can visit.

7 museums in Bilbao to visit

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Bilbao’s best known museum internationally, as it is the main tourist attraction in the city. It is a contemporary art museum designed by Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry.

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

One of the top museums in the country. It houses more than 6,000 works, paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and decorative arts that cover an extensive chronology.

Basque Archaeological and History Museum

Reference centre for archaeological research in Bizkaia. Its permanent exhibition takes you from the start of human life in this region, more than 100,000 years ago, up to other periods in history.

Athletic Club Museum

Located at the corner that connects the South and East stands, this museum is much more than a football museum to use, since Athletic Club transcends sports and is part of the territory’s identity. It is a modern space that combines all kinds of objects of historical relevance with innovative interactive screens, one of the largest Video Wall in Europe and a playroom, all for the public to enjoy a unique experience. It alsooffers the option of visiting the interior of San Mamés.

Maritime Museum

This museum, located in the old Eukalduna Shipyard, is a unique enclave, full of history and the ideal spot for a museum of this nature. Here you will find all of the maritime heritage linked to the Bilbao Estuary and its surroundings.

Bilbao Museum of Artistic Reproductions

In the ancient district of Bilbao La Vieja (Old Bilbao) you will also find the Museum of Artistic Reproductions, located in an old church. It is one of the best in Europe and the oldest in Bilbao.


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