Come on, it's not such an exaggerated comparison if you think that this modern museum is visited by more than a million people a year, and it's still going up!
You are one of them? Then you are in luck, because, even if it´s your first time in Bilbao, it will not take you long to recognize the Guggenheim Museum during your walk around the city. Yes, it's that immense dazzling structure in front of which everyone stops to take a photo or two.
But let's take a step back. We have just mentioned the thousands of visitors who move through this area to visit the museum every year, so if you are ready for a visit and you are already driving in your car to get to the museum, stop the car! Literally.
The Guggenheim museum is located on Abandoibarra Avenue, on the banks of the Bilbao estuary, in a unique, beautiful area where the meaning of the words "free parking" is unknown. Here almost all parking spaces are regulated by the OTA (Online Travel Agency), which has green areas and blue areas, where you can park paying the corresponding rate, but always with time limits.
This is Parclick's advice: book online a parking lot for your visit to Bilbao! This way, not only can you let the Guggenheim Museum carry you away without having to look at the time constantly, but you will also know that you´ve left your car parked in a safe place during your entire trip.
The Guggenheim Museum is the icing on the cake in terms of the modern movement in the city of Bilbao, also because it is near one of the most modern and striking areas of the city. Throughout the avenue to the museum, it is easy to find sculptures and works of art, which turn the place into a real open-air museum.
As you may know (or you may have guessed after taking a single look at the exterior), it is a museum of contemporary art and, although you may wonder what inspired Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry to create the project, there is no doubt that its curvilinear shapes and huge titanium plates will leave you speechless ;)
If you like art, here you will not get bored, since the museum is divided into 19 galleries, with a total of 10,500 square metres! You can lose yourself for a long time between the works of Richard Serra, Louise Bourgeois, Anish Kapoor, Chillida, Tàpies...and many other contemporary artists.
If after the Guggenheim you feel like visiting another museum (this would be a brave move :P), then in the same neighbourhood of Abandoibarra you can find the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao. However, if after so much art you prefer to chill out a bit, then a walk through the famous Doña Casilda Park is what you´ll need.
But do not forget that in order to do all this, it is best to book your parking in advance in the centre of Bilbao or in the surrounding area. With Parclick your spot is guaranteed, the Guggenheim Museum a little bit closer and you´re ready for your trip!