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Cristobal Balenciaga Museum

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Address: Aldamar Parkea, 6, 20808 Getaria, Spain
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Fashion rocks!

Very stylish museum with 2 floors of fabulous fashion and helpful multilingual staff. Shop selling gorgeous bits and bobs (I bought a fabric covered glasses case, some wacky... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very stylish museum with 2 floors of fabulous fashion and helpful multilingual staff. Shop selling gorgeous bits and bobs (I bought a fabric covered glasses case, some wacky cards and a fabby Basque beret!).......escalator exterior leading up to the heady heights with views across Getaria....breathtaking.....my third visit, say no more!

Thank jhrecluse
Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As others have mentioned, this is an interesting museum, the displays are attractively presented in a large modern space. The film at the beginning is a must-watch. My only complaint (and it's a small one) is that the museum was a little hard to find. It's at the top of a fairly steep hill, and can be accessed by an... More 

Thank JulietJones
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

A wonderful museum with displays of the various trends that this designer was famous for...from dresses created for hollywood stars, royalty, the rich and famous! The exhibits highlight the designs that had one famous socialite so enraptured that he even designed and produced her nightwear!

Thank Meadowinds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

It was such a pleasure to visit this museum. The museum was situated on top of a view that provides a great view of the city and the port. The exterior of the museum was elegant and interior was modern. The exhibitions flow very well and of course all the garments on display were gorgeous. When we visited, there was... More 

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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

One of a kind museum with great collection of late Balenciaga. New temporary exhibitions twice a year Extremely helpful staff and beautiful surroundings Really worth the visit and coming back for the next exhibition

Thank Elisa P
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This museum showing the work by the world famous stylist is highly recommended. The modern building houses a well organized showing of his work and one realizes it was a success also built on hard work and an intimate knowledge of materials and techniques

Thank David E
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very cool building... the contrast with the fishing village is a great setting for this museum... the museum presentation continually reflects Cristobal Balenciaga's Spanish heritage. This building in this location immediately sets the tone that while Spain may appear simple it's people can be leaders in a world that requires inspiration, innovation, and application... The display is a good one... More 

Thank Cas C
Navenby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

As the almost polar opposite of a fashion aficionado I was frankly gobsmacked that I actually enjoyed visiting this museum with my better half - a walk around the town wasn't an option apparently. The building itself is striking and the displays well laid out. The introductory film is a must if you know nothing about Balenciaga. Unfortunately half the... More 

Thank WanderingIslander
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

This imposing large museum is a very interesting contemporary design attached to the original home. Half of the museum was closed for a new installation so the admission was half price. The video is worth stopping for before you visit the galleries. In the galleries we saw, there were examples of fashion and some details about how the cuttings and... More 

Thank onatrip76
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

My friend was a fashion major and I quite like following fashion so we had to visit the museum. The museum is open and filled with light. The clothing is well-displayed. You can see all sides of the clothing and the notes in each room explain the history and what you're seeing. There are notes in English.

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