The Masterpieces of Frank O. Gehry in Spain
Admire buildings and famous architecture works, it is an fantastic reason to travel. Nowadays architectural trips are very popular among people of the sector or simply for travelers who want to enjoy art or architecture.
In Spain we have a great variety of emblematic buildings of well-known architects, masterpieces of international architecture and great sculptures that adorn our cities.
Although many of the most recognized architects have designed works in Spain, in this article, we would like to focus on the work of a sublime architect, Frank Owen Gehry.
Frank Owen Gehry, in addition to being awarded with Prince of Asturias Prize and Pritzker Prize, has contributed to beautify Spanish cities such as Bilbao, Barcelona or Elciego by creating representative buildings and sculptures as the Guggenheim Museum, the Bodega-Hotel Marqués de Riscal or El Pez Dorado (The Golden Fish).
Bilbao, is a city in the Basque Country known for its excellent cuisine, but in addition to touring its streets in scouting for pinchos (tapas) and Michelin Star restaurants, since 1997, Bilbao well deserves a visit, to explore the Guggenheim Museum, true icon of the city and one of bilbao main attractions.
If you travel to Bilbao, located in the River of Bilbao, you will find this impressive building of the XX century, evoking a boat, and boasts of not having a single straight line in its entire structure. This fantastic work of art, is a clear homage to the port city of Bilbao.
The Guggenheim Museum, in addition to hosting the collection belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and several traveling exhibitions, offers to its visitors the opportunity to enjoy an authentic gastronomic experience in Bilbao, enjoying the cuisine of Chef Josean Alija in his restaurant Nerua 1 Michelin Star).
Bodega-Hotel Marqués de Riscal
If you are wine lover and you are planning a trip to Spain. You should not miss a visit to Alava.
In this region we find the Rioja-Alavesa, a reference of Spanish wine, possibly one of the best wines worldwide, where many wineries have merged art and wine with the help of world-renowned architects.
Among our favorites, located in the municipality of Elciego, we find the Bodega-Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a gem of Starwood Hotel & Resorts chain in Spain.
This building of Frank Owen Gehry, is a Wine Cellar-Hotel that has mixed the most appreciated wines of Rioja Alavesa, with the most advanced technology of the 21st century.
Bodega-Hotel Marqués de Riscal is one of the best hotels in Spain. Ideal for travelers who want to stay in a true work of art, relax and enjoy the Spanish gastronomy.
In addition to numerous activities such as balloon rides, wine tasting at one of the best wineries in Spain, practicing yoga between vineyards or playing golf. This luxurious hotel offers the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive massage with wine-therapy in its Spa or to try the excellent cuisine of the restaurant Marqués de Riscal (1 Michelin Star).
El Pez Dorado (Golden Fish)
Created for the Barcelona’s Olympic Games in 1992, this wonderful structure, 56 meters long and 36 meters high, is located at the beginning of the promenade of the Olympic Port of Barcelona.
Frank O. Gehry brought beauty to this part of the city with a bronze colored steel monument, that in contrast to the blue of the sky, on the sunny days it seems that the Golden Fish is at sea.
If you are traveling to Barcelona, we recommend you to stroll through the Olympic port, where at the sunset, this monument, acquires a golden color with the reflection of the sun, which is great to take great pictures.
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