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Cristobal Balenciaga Museum

Aldamar Parkea, 6, 20808 Getaria, Spain
34 943 00 88 40
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Getaria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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israel
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This museum is located in Getaria, a small town about 25 KM west of San Sebastian. The museum is dedicated to the famed revolutionary French designer Cristobal Balenciaga. It is housed in a beautiful building designed and built for this purpose, and the museum turned out to be quite interesting. It's no surprise that our ladies enjoyed it, but we... More

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brussels
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

one of the great couturiers of our time, Balenciaga, was born in Getaria. The museum is trendy, whereas Balenciaga's creations reflect the chique-style of the 1950's and 60's. Nice to walk though all the great dresses...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

If you are into fashion or art, this museum is worth a visit. It seemed the museum was much larger, but I thought there was a small collection on display. We easily did the museum in an hour and that included watching the video.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Really a fascinating Museum. Even if you don't know who he is or don't care much about Haute Couture it is quite interesting. Also the building is wonderful and larger than expected with great views over the old town. Balenciaga was one of the last complete designers. He not only could create the design but actually make the garment himself.... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Beautifully presented collection in a very well designed building. We made the half hour bus trip from San Sebastian and enjoyed most of the day in Getaria. If you are interested in art or fashion DO NOT miss this lovely museum.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The wives stayed for two hours, and could have spent longer; happily the husbands went elsewhere, so didn't rush us. There's an introductory movie in several languages; you have to push a button to queue up the one you want. The clothing displays have good explanations, are well lit, and well-spaced to handle several visitors at a time.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I knew nothing of Cristobal Balenciaga however, thoroughly enjoyed this museum and learning about this very talented man. Worth a visit if you like beautiful clothes and design.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Balenciaga Museum is a must see. The collection is huge and well displayed. Even the museum building is gorgeous. It's worth every penny.

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oslo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Just having an afternoon stroll around town in Getaria when I suddenly stumbled upon this pretty amazing building. Although not an architectural expert, the building looked pretty awesome in my opinion. Displays and exhibitions were very neat, too.

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Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

In the beginning more a additional reason to visit Getaria, but it was a highlight in the visit to San Sebastian. It was a better experience than the Guggenheim in Bilbao. Through the unique fashion approach of Balenciaga (link with architecture, art, music) the exposition gives a surprising introduction in the world of fashion. An absolute must.

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