Bilbao-The Museum

So on a whim about two weeks ago, I bought tickets to go to Pais Vasco (Basque Country) in northern Spain for the weekend.

First stop was San Sebastian, but first blog post will be about Bilbao (best for last etc etc).

That’s not to say I didn’t like Bilbao.

It was just not entirely my aesthetic. I’ve grown used to the deeply inset and visible history seeping through every street in southern Spain. I love the aesthetic of old buildings and cobblestones and while Bilbao did have its “Casco Viejo” (old city), it wasn’t the same and the majority of the city was dominated by modern apartments and architecture. It was pretty and cool in its own way, however.

I met up with my friends late Sunday morning (after a fun hotel fiasco and miscommunication yay! traveling is fun). From there we went to our only scheduled stop of the day: the Guggenheim Museum! Five hours later, we left.

Pictures inside were not allowed, so please enjoy these few photos I sneaked plus the totally legal outside pictures.

The main exhibit we saw took up the entire third floor and was by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Her collection of sculptures are called “the Nanas” and represent feminism and the strength and diversity of women. Favorite quote: “The Nanas are large because men are large, and so they must be even more so to be their equals.”
View of the Guggenheim from the bridge
More of Saint Phalle’s work

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