ICES Annual Science Conference 2023

Bilbao & Guggenheim

Walking tour of the Old town and private visit of the Guggenheim museum

Thursday, 14 September
16:30 - 20:30
Church of San Nicolás

​​​​​​​We will start the activity with the guided tour of the Old Town, popularly known as the Seven Streets​. This is the usual gathering place for groups of “txikiteros”. Our walk will cover the Arenal, the church of St. Nicolás, the Plaza Nueva, the Unamuno square, the Santos Juanes church, the market of La Ribera, the Santiago Cathedral and the Arriaga theatre, all of them being visited from outside.

After the old town tour, we will continue with the visit of the town on foot, following the site of the ria. It is a pleasant and very entertaining walk, it allows to discover the enormous transformation experienced by the city until Guggenheim Museum​. Designed by the North American Frank O. Gehry, the avant-garde architecture of the building is a magnificent way to present masterpieces of modern and contemporary art. Since its inauguration in 1997, the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum and the Puppy dog (the floral sculpture by Jeff Koons located outside the building) have become the most international symbol of Bilbao.

Fee: 30 EUR

​Max number of participants: 40 (first registered, first served)​​​

Registration: Sign up for the excursion at the same time as you register for the ASC. If you have already registered for the conference, send us an email and we will send you a excursion registration link.  

Your registration is binding once you have received a confirmation from ICES. Please make sure to cancel your slot if you are unable to attend. There will be a waiting list if the interest exceeds the limited number.​​

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