What's on in Bilbao this December

Are you looking to break from the routine this Christmas? Don’t think it more and plan a gateway to Bilbao!

The Bilbao Mendi Film festival

Date: 9th – 18th December

Venue: Biscay

This year, Bilbao’s capital, hosts its eighth Film Festival.

Various films have been selected to compete, with the theme of Mountains and Adventure. There will also be many activities along the same theme to participate in.

The Bilbao Mendi Film Festival has gained a lot of influence over the years and now holds a place as one of the best of its kind and attracts many international figures to Bilbao, including celebrated directors and Athletes.

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The Collection of Hermann and Margrit Rupf.

Date: Dec  – April 23rd 2017

Venue: The Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao has a fantastic exhibition consisting of 70 great works from artists such as Pablo Picasso and Kandinsky, among others.

The artworks in this exhibition were all competed between 1907 and 2016 and have never been shown together before. The collection was once owned by Hermann and Margrit Rupf and is named as one of the most interesting contemporary collections of our time.

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Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velazquez.

Date: Dec  - January 8th 2017

Venue: The Guggenheim Museum

This temporary art exhibition provides the public with a new perspective of the British figurative artist, Francis Bacon. See how his work was influenced by both French and Spanish culture and learn which artists inspired him.

The collection, consisting of around 80 works, contains paintings by Bacon that are rarely exhibited. Visitors will also get to view some masterpieces by Picasso and Degas, whom shaped Bacon’s work.

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At the end of a long day the Holiday Inn Express Bilbao Airport is the perfect place to sit back and relax, click here to book a room.

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