If you're short on time, get the most out of your visit by taking in a selection of the highlights on offer today.
Measuring 50 meters in height, the Atrium is located in the heart of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and is a critical feature of Frank Gehry's architectural design. (Floor 1, Atrium)
2. Riverfront Terrace
From the riverfront terrace, next to the Atrium, you can see how well the museum is integrated into its urban setting, due to the materials from which it was constructed (titanium, glass, and limestone) and to its relationship with surrounding buildings and structures (such as La Salve Bridge). The museum's exterior is also the venue for site-specific works from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao collection, such as Jeff Koons's Tulips (1995-2004), Louise Bourgeois's Maman (1999, cast in 2001), and Daniel Buren's Arcos rojos (2007), among others. (Plaza, Riverfront Terrace)
3. Bill Viola. Retrospective
On the second floor visit the exhibition Bill Viola. Retrospective, featuring works such as The Reflecting Pool (1977-79) in gallery 205, Fire Woman (2005) in gallery 209 and Tristan’s Ascension (The Sound of a Mountain Under a Waterfall) (2005) in gallery 209 by Bill Viola. (Second floor)
4. Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection
On the third floor visit the exhibition Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection which features such works such as Untitled (1952–53) by Mark Rothko (Gallery 303), The Renowned Orders of the Night (Die berühmten Orden der Nacht) (1997) by Anselm Kiefer (Gallery 302) and Metaphysical Box by Conjuction of Two Trihedrons. Homage to Leonardo (Caja metafísica por conjunción de dos triedros. Homenaje a Leonardo) (1958) by Jorge Oteiza (Gallery 301) ( Third floor)