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Cristobal Balenciaga Museum

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Address: Aldamar Parkea, 6, 20808 Getaria, Spain
Phone Number: 34 943 00 88 40
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This museum is a homage to Balenciaga. The building itself is a work of art. It's only upon visiting you realise how important and influential Balenciaga is on modern fashion and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This museum is a homage to Balenciaga. The building itself is a work of art. It's only upon visiting you realise how important and influential Balenciaga is on modern fashion and trends. In short a lot of what we wear today derives from his creations.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Both the museum building and the collection are stunning! We were surprised to find such an impressive building in the small and quiet town of Getaria, but having in mind the importance of Balenciaga's work and the mark he left on fashion, it is to be expected that his hometown pays him respect in such a manner. Both premanent and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great collection in the birth place of the international designer. Well laid out and museum empty of people!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I am not someone who is particularly interested in fashion. The museum experience therefore surprised me. I loved every minute of it! We had a passionate guide which made all the difference. She took us through the various decades of design with such enthusiasm. I loved it all. I could wear a lot of the garments now! It was interesting... More 

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Athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An homage to Getaria-born C. Balenciaga, the design of this museum could stand out like an eyesore in the otherwise quaint community of Getaria, but somehow it doesn't. Both the design of the building and the dresses on display make for a very interesting, pleasant and almost refreshing and diverse visit. An absolute must if you're in the area.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Loved it.....simple and stunning! The museum is quite beautiful....simple and modern. It fits Balenciaga's designs as his clothes were modern for the time. I loved seeing the designs, fabrics and colors, as well as to learn about his life.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Stumbled across this museum as we were touring through this area. Fantastic museum, excellent exhibits and a great source of information about Balenciaga. Loved the architecture - well worth a visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This impressive new hilltop museum in the lovely little town of Getaria was worth a visit as my wife has an interest in fashion history. We were staying in Zumaia only 3 miles away. Disappointing in that there is so much space but so little on show, at least when we visited. Potential to have more than just Balanciaga's work... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The building is really cool looking from outside, I believe Balenciaga's original home is the old building, to which the new, striking, black steel and glass modern structure has been attached. It's imposing and interesting from outside and on a sunny lovely day I enjoyed sitting on the stoop of the old building looking at the view. The museum inside... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Since I love fashion this was the museum for me. The building was beautiful the layout of the rooms were very beautiful but the fashion stole the show. There is a self guided tour which was a little hard to follow but each show case describes the fashion in English, in detail. All very interesting. There is also a little... More 

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