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Contact details

Plaza del Museo 2
48011  Bilbao, Vizcaya - Bizkaia  (Basque Country)
Tel.:+34 944396060
Fax.:+34 944396145


Autonomous region:
Basque Country

Vizcaya - Bizkaia



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The old, the new and the home-grown

The Museum of Fine Arts takes a journey through the general history of art from the 12th century to the present day. The paintings are displayed in a surprisingly original way, with the frames perfectly aligned in a single row.

This centre comprises the old Bilbao Fine Arts Museum dating from 1908, and the Museum of Modern Art which opened in 1924. The collection combines classical art, contemporary art (Bacon, Menz and Tàpies) and creations by Basque artists (Regoyos, Zuloaga and Echevarría), as well as a small display of applied arts. The exhibition is presented in chronological order, and covers the period from the 12th century to the present day. The collection contains over 6,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings and decorative arts.

Provincial museum

Fine arts

Practical information


From Wednesday to Monday
From 10:00 to 20:00

Closing days: Tuesday

Dec 24
From 10:00 to 14:00

Dec 31
From 10:00 to 14:00

Closed: 1 and 6 January, and 25 December.


General: €7
Students: €5
Groups: €5
€5 Over 65s
€5 Under 25s
Admission free Wednesdays
ICOM members and associations: Admission free
Children: Admission free
Children under 12 years
Admission free Under 25s, Sundays, 2
8 pm.
Disabled persons: Admission free
Combined ticket: €14 (Guggenheim Museum and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum)


Guided tours