Say hello to Puppy, the official mascot of Bilbao. He’s a 43ft topiary of a West Highland Terrier and the most colorful dog I’ve ever seen. He’s outside the main entrance of the Guggenheim, standing guard against bad art.
There are a number of other cool installations around the museum as well:
After the Guggenheim, we went to lunch:
and then went to the Basque history museum. Like any good regional history museum, it has a number of interesting exhibits and is fun for the whole family.
Also, if you need a ride to Middle Earth, Bilbao’s got you covered: