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San Telmo Museoa

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Address: Zuloaga Plaza, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Learn About Basque Culture

This museum was a treat. Maybe it was more interesting to me because there is a significant Basque population in the US town in which I live, but I really enjoyed the displays... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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92 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum was a treat. Maybe it was more interesting to me because there is a significant Basque population in the US town in which I live, but I really enjoyed the displays, the art, and the 16th-century Dominican convent within.

Thank Greying
Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum has a good collection of fine art that is well presented in a fine old building with a new extension. The section on Basque history and life is likewise very interesting, but unfortunately there is little or no explanation in English (or French)--only Spanish and Basque. The Sert canvases in the former church are outstanding and worth the... More 

Thank William L
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is located in an old monastery and a brand new building. The exhibits about Basque history are well made even though more text could have been in English. Stroll through and enjoy. Do not forget to see the Sert-paintings in the old church.

Thank Nordboen
Oakland, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so glad we walked through San Sebastian to this museum. The building itself - a blend of very old and modern - works quite well. The church is currently housing the Sert canvases (awesome in the dimly-lit sanctuary); the cloister is beautifully restored and quite a tranquil place.

Thank SaraEOakland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good location and some good Basque history and art, but made more difficult to appreciate as there was limited descriptions in english.

Thank Delyth S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend to have "pintxos" in the museum restaurant. Originals and good quality, as the oyster with matcha tea

Thank Eva F
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful old church/monastery with Basque history and art. Did not use the audio but there was information in English for many of the items on display. Well worth a visit especially if you want to know more about the Basque culture. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Check out the short film on the restoration of the murals in the large chapel.

Thank Ruth20904
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

A lot of interesting artefacts showing the history of the town. There was a temporary exhibition about the remnants of war which was very interesting. We went on a Tuesday and it was free entry instead of 6 euros each

Thank 522depeche
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Tried to visit but security insisted I leave my small shoulder bag ( with id, passport, wallet, etc. ) in a locker claiming I could knockover artwork with it. I understand policies like these and abide by them but I have walked around many musea with the same bag and never been asked to leave it in an unsecured locker.... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 1/2 hours. Really interesting. History of Basque peoples presented in various ways: example of clothing, pottery, short films, some interactive info. Naval and political history especially of twentieth century. Eyewitness accounts of life for poor Basques in first half of 20th century. Small exhibition of Sert paintings. Exhibition of Basque industries eg skateboard, Fagor etc. Free for... More 

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