Guggenheim celebrates 10th million visitor

Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao Receives its 10th Million Visitor
A couple of work colleagues from Zaragoza who were in Bilbao for a professional conference have become the 10th million visitors to the Guggenheim museum in the capital of the province of Vizcaya.

When Carolina Pamplona and Juan Carlos Pérez bought their tickets to see the museum’s exhibitions on American and Basque art at the ticket booth for individual visits they were told by museum officials that they had just become the 10th million visitors to the museum. Furthermore they were also told that they had won a prize consisting in a 5 day visit to New York for 2 people.

The 10th million visit to the Guggenheim, Bilbao has taken place in the same year that this museum of modern and contemporary arts is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Last month there were a series of events to celebrate its 10th birthday.

In August 2002, a couple from Cantabria, José Javier García López and María Teresa Macho Tagle were the 5th million visitors to the museum. Since its opening to the public 10 years ago the Guggenheim Bilbao has converted the Vizcayan capital into a tourist destination for visitors to the peninsula and had helped contribute to the regeneration of this old industrial city.

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