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Visit to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

A visit to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is an immersion in more than seven centuries of art, with a collection spanning from the 13th century to the present day.

Located in the heart of the city of Bilbao, this museum is one of the most important and complete art museums in Spain.

The Fine Arts Museum is definitely an essential stop on your visit to Bilbao.

The creation of the museum was promoted by the Bilbao bourgeoisie of the 20th century, eager to reflect economic prosperity through a cultural renaissance. This desire materialised in 1908 with the founding of the museum, which opened its doors in 1914 as a response to the growing cultural and educational demands of society. The museum has witnessed important artistic events, including exhibitions of modern art and the creation of the Association of Basque Artists. These events contributed significantly to the modernisation and enrichment of Bilbao’s cultural environment.

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is more than an exhibition space; it is a living testimony to artistic and cultural history, evolving over the years to adapt to modern times. Its extensive collection, together with its commitment to education and the preservation of art, make it a unmissable destination for art and culture lovers.

Visit the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and immerse yourself in a world of beauty, where each work tells a story and each room invites you on a journey through time. Discover why this museum is an emblem of culture in Bilbao and a treasure for the art world.

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