The biggest, and one of the newest, attractions in Bilbao is the spectacular Guggenheim Museum located where the Puente de la Salve bridge crosses the Nervion River. This massive 104,700 m2 building forms the centre piece of a $1.5 billion development plan for the heart of the city.
Housing works from some of the most famous artists of the 20th Century, including Picasso, Motherwell, Rauschenberg, Still, Warhol and de Koonig. Another popular museum in the city is the Museo a Euska/Museo Vasco which focus on Basque archeology, ethnology and history. Lying in the centre of the old quarter, south of Calle Esperanza Ascao, the museum occupies a centuries-old Jesuit cloister.
Another museum, the Museo de Belles Artes houses one of the important Spanish art collections and showcases both medieval and modern works of art. Two of the famous paintings in this collection are The Money Changers by Quentin Massys and The Lamentation Over Christ by Anthony van Dyck. The museum has a modern wing showing works by Gauguin, Picasso, Sorolla and Mary Cassatt.
For those who are interested in modern and fine arts, Bilbao is a fantastic location. Besides art, there is also plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed, as well as fine dining. It has a vibrant nightlife and people of all ages are able to have a great time when they are in Bilbao. It also has quite a number of parks, as well as buildings of religious interest. In fact, anybody who enjoys architecture is sure to enjoy a visit to Bilbao.
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