The Guggenheim Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art located in the city of the Basque Country, Spain, and designed by the architectural firm of Frank Henry. Its forms and its riverside location Nervion, which will give the Atlantic Ocean have become one of the greatest symbols of this city.
The curves of this building appear to have been placed randomly, but are treated in organic forms that mark the style of its architect designer Henry. The design of the Guggenheim evokes a ship, due to its proximity to the river and its titanium panels look like scales of fish.
The museum has a permanent collection consisting mainly of 20th century art, paintings and sculptures are few compared to installations and electronic art. Although in more recent years the Guggenheim Foundation decided to include ancient art exhibitions to attract larger audiences, so far have exhibited works by artists like Michelangelo and Durer, among others.
However, many people say that the exterior of the Guggenheim Bilbao is much more impressive than the inside. Outside there are several bridges and stairs that allow good views of this modern building, there is also a square and the sculpture of a dog covered with flowers, called Puppy, which was to be temporary but its popularity was decided to leave it there permanently.