During our 3.5 days in San Sebastian, J and I took a day trip to Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim Museum. This Guggenheim museum is one of nine Guggeheim museums in the world. When it first opened in 1997, this museum helped put Bilbao on the map and jump started its economy. Now, Bilbao flourishes as a main hub in Basque County.
|Flower Puppy that sits right in front of the museum — isn’t he cute??|
These trains run above ground, so don’t bother wasting time going to the underground subway like we did. From San Mames stop, the Guggenheim stop is only 4 stops away, bringing you right to the museum.
|Reminiscent of home – Golden Gate Bridge. And I spy a big ol’ spider! Can you see it?|
Beyond the fun sculptures, exhibitions and architecture at the Guggenheim, there is another reason why I would urge you to go visit, and it is for the two restaurants inside the museum.
What? Good food at the museum? Yes, it is possible. Luckily, J did a little bit of research and found out that the Bistro at the Guggenheim served amazing food, but I’ll share that with you in another post.
So if you’re looking for a quick day trip, make a trip out to Bilbao. Honestly, I wouldn’t even call it a day trip because we spent less than 5 hours getting there and back, eating and browsing the museum.