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Bilbao's commitment to artistic expression is intimately tied to the shift in the model of urban and economic development.

Not only is the Guggenheim Museum able to attract the most sophisticated contemporary art shows, but both the Fine Arts Museum and Bilbao Arte Foundation have also displayed a spectacular renewal, promoting programmes to produce and disseminate art of all types.


Art in the street

Wandering around Bilbao, one can enjoy works by artists who let their imagination fly, turning the city into a veritable open air museum.

Such artists as: Salvador DALI, Eduardo CHILLIDA, Jorge OTEIZA, Miquel NAVARRO, Manolo VALDES, Jeef KOONS, Louise BORGOISE, Vicente LARREA, and many more, offer a fresh and novel perspective to a number of sites around the city.


Urban Equipment

This section covers urban elements such as benches, litter bins, tree grates, street lights, bollards, bus-stops, signage, and so on.

Discover the city's identifiers, which more often than not go unnoticed.



The concept of design is so wide and varied that sometimes the boundary between art and other artistic disciplines becomes very thin, or even non-existent.

With design as its leitmotiv, this section is intended to be a hodgepodge of topics.


Bilbao Art District

Bilbao Art District is born, a joint initiative of the galleries, museums and art major agents of the city, with the participation, support and cooperation of the City of Bilbao and the Provincial Council of Biscay.


Tag: aste nagusia

(Español) Presentados los seis carteles finalistas para Aste Nagusia 2015

(Español) Aste Nagusi Ikusgarria, Once Menos Cuarto, SSS! FIU! PUM!, Aste Nagusi Goxo Goxoa, Etxebarria y Mari Jaia Txinpun, son los seis trabajos finalistas del Concurso de Carteles de Aste Nagusia 2015 elegidos por el jurado designado por la Comisión de Fiestas del Ayuntamiento de Bilbao. Read more

Aste Nagusia con el programa de jazz Las Noches del Guggenheim Bilbao

On August 19-22, the Museum joins the celebration of the Great Week opening its doors from 11 pm to 2 am. Visitors will enjoy the exhibitions while listening a jazz performance every night in the Atrium. Read more

GANADORES 2013 Te vestimos para Aste Nagusia

(Español) Ya tenemos los ganadores del sorteo “Te vestimos para la Aste Nagusia” 2013. Como os comentamos, son 3 los lotes que hemos sorteado. Y los ganadores por este orden son los siguientes: “Amo Aste Nagusia” (Latín) de Batirtze Saez, “I imħabba Big Ġimgħa” (maltés) de Sergio Andrés y “Я люблю большие неделю” (ruso) Marlene Sánchez. Read more

Arte y Jazz. Las noches del Guggenheim Bilbao

From August 20th to 23rd, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will join the celebration of Aste Nagusia (Great Week) with The Nights at the Guggenheim Bilbao, which for the last 13 years is a must for both jazz fans and those who want to discover this style. Read more

Bilbao celebrates its most international Aste Nagusia (Great Week)

“Here and There. Aste Nagusia” campaign, sponsored by Bilbao Tourism and the Department of Festivals and Citizen Services of Bilbao City Council, has been very well received. Hundreds of Bilbao-born people living abroad have decided to collaborate with this initiative to internationalize the Great Week and raise awareness of the attractions of Bilbao and its traditions. Read more