The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum
Located in the Dona Casilda Iturrizar park in the centre of Bilbao. Established in 1914, this museum has thousands of art exhibits including paintings and sculptures amongst others. The collection dates back to the 12th century and it’s rich history makes it a “must see” for any visitor to Bilbao. The museum is open every day apart from Mondays, 25th December, 1st and 6th January. There is a discount for students and the museum is free on Wednesdays.
Located next to the Nervion River in the downtown area of Bilbao, is a beautiful example of architectural work. It’s collections include a wide range of international modern and contemporary art and was opened in 1997. If you are a fan of art and architecture this is definitely an attraction not to be missed. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday and is also open on Monday’s in July and August. For students under the age of 26 there is a reduced admission charge.
Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao
Located at the Port of Bilbao, this museum boasts an excellent range of maritime memorabilia. It is situated on the old Euskalduna Society shipyards which were closed in 1984. The wide range of boats and boat models make this a “not to be missed” attraction for any maritime enthusiast. The museum is open every day except Monday. There is a discount for students under the age of 26 and admission is free on Tuesdays.