Bilbao & Guggenheim



START TIME: 09:00 (7 hrs) MINIMUM: 5 People (Shared Group)

Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque Country and it is the most touristic and cosmopolitan city in the region with San Sebastian, which continues to evolve constantly

We will visit the Guggenheim museum designed by architect Frank Gehry, as the most emblematic monuments, the contemporary and timeless subway designed by Sir Norman Foster

We will also visit a bridge designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and a community center (the Alhóndiga) designed by Philippe Starck and more. Come and enjoy this great city!

Bilbao & Guggenheim

Center of Bilbao
We will start the morning in El Arenal, where in medieval times the shipyards were located, in front of the old town. We will be able to admire a part of the romantic area of the old Bilbao enjoying the Arenal promenade, the kiosk, the San Nicolas church or the great Arriaga Theater. You will learn the incredible stories behind each monument.

We will cross the bridge and head to the new part of Bilbao, the commercial and financial center of the city.

The Bilbao bourgeoisie, with its sights set on Europe, followed the model of cities like London or Paris. The architecture of the Ensanche is eclectic, particularly that of the Gran Vía. Modernist facades are combined with functional buildings, baroque or Basque style, among others, resulting in a lively city that never stops changing.

We will visit the monument of Don Diego Lopez de Haro (founder of the city), facade of the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia, the beautiful Moyua square, the “fosteritos” (subway entrances designed by Norman Foster), Palacio Chávarri, Hotel Carlton, facade of the Church of San José, the Alhóndiga and more.
Guggenheim Museum
We will have a light lunch before visiting the Guggenheim museum.

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is the work of the Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and represents a magnificent example of the most avant-garde architecture of the twentieth century. With 24,000 m2 of floor space, of which 9,000 m2 are devoted to exhibition space, the building represents an architectural landmark for its bold configuration and innovative design, forming a seductive backdrop for the art on display.

Overall, Gehry’s design creates a spectacular sculptural structure perfectly integrated into the urban fabric of Bilbao and its surroundings. You will enjoy a visit at your leisure with an audio guide for two hours. We do not yet know the exhibitions in May but you will be fascinated by the permanent works of Richard Serra, Eduardo Chillida, Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeoise, Daniel Buren and more.

Before leaving you will have the opportunity to buy in the museum store a quality souvenir for the memory.

After this cultural day we will happily return to our beloved San Sebastian.


  • Basque expert guide
  • Shared Tour
  • Light lunch
  • Guggenheim museum ticket
  • Trasnport, fuel, tolls & parking
  • Let us know if you have any strong allergies, intolerances


  • Any item not specified above


125 per person
Exclusive price for SOSORT Congress
  • START TIME: 09:00am
  • DURATION: 7 hours
  • MEETING POINT: not yet defined

Do you prefer a personalized treatment?

If you want a more personalized treatment and a smaller group, you can hire one of our private tours. With a 10% discount for SOSORT Congress participants and accompanying persons.

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