Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum has been open for more than a century, during which time it has expanded its collection of artwork by the acquisition of works and the generous donation of significant pieces. The permanent collection consists of over 10,000 pieces, some of which are paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and applied arts. Among these categories of artworks are also works of applied arts. This enormous collection of patrimonial artefacts covers a time period beginning in the thirteenth century and continuing all the way up to the present day.

Things to do at Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

Witness some great works of art:

As you make your way through its various rooms, you will have the opportunity to take in significant examples of ancient, modern, and contemporary art created by well-known artists such as Bacon, Menz, and Tàpies. El Greco, Morales, Ribera, Murillo, Zurbarán, and Paret are only some of the well-known artists whose works are represented by the Spanish School of Painting, which plays an important part in the art world. Both for its documentation and its art collections, the collection of works by Basque artists is considered to be among the most significant in the entire globe.

Embrace the beauty of masterpieces here:

When you go to the art gallery, make sure you don't miss out on seeing some of its most famous works, such as Lucretia by Lucas Cranach 'the Elder,' The Rape of Europa by Martin de Vos, The Annunciation by El Greco, Lot and his Daughters by Orazio Gentileschi, and many others. Portrait of Martn Zapater by Francisco de Goya; Seated Woman with a Child in her Arms by Mary Casatt; Laveuses à Arles by Paul Gauguin; Kissing the Relic by Joaqun Sorolla; Lying Figure in Mirror by Francis Bacon; San Sebastian cured by the Holy Women by José de Ribera; Saint Peter in Tears by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo; The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist Artwork by Eduardo Chillida and Antoni Tàpies titled 'The Irons of Temblor II' and 'Large Oval' Both 'The Majesty of Christ on the Cross' and 'Des potirons' are works of art by Catalan artists. 'Des potirons' is by Miquel Barceló, and 'The Majesty of Christ on the Cross

Stroll through the quarters for temporary displays and exhibits:

Because the infrastructure of the Fine Arts Museums in Bilbao currently allows for temporary exhibitions, visitors to the city will always have the chance to see new works as well as retrospectives during their time there. Its chambers have played host to exhibitions on famous masterpieces like El Greco, Pablo Picasso, and Rembrandt at various points in its history. You can purchase catalogues of previous shows at the shop; this is an excellent way to carry a little bit of art with you as a keepsake when you visit the museum.

You are in for treats if you are hungry:

The most recent important refurbishment that took place at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum not only altered the art spaces, but also the other rooms that contribute to making a visit more comfortable. A café is located on the ground floor, and it has its own entrance. At this café, you can get breakfast, a snack in the middle of the morning, or even some pintxos or deep-fried squid on the weekends. Doa Casilda Park is an important location in Bilbao, and another one of its attractions is that it has huge windows that look out into the park.

  • imageDuration Required
    1 hour 30 minutes

Address of Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

Museo Plaza, 2, 48009 Bilbao Spain

Opening & Closing time of Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

  • Monday
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