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Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco

Plaza Miguel de Unamuno, 4, 48006 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
34 944155423
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Ranked #20 of 53 attractions in Bilbao
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Basque Museum The Basque Museum is located at Plaza Miguel de Unamuno, 4. This museum explains the history of the Basques and their ethnography. The... more »
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Rijswijk, Holland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

If you plan your holidays in Bilbao carefully, you will notice that some of the museums are free on certain days. The Museo de Bellas Artes is free on Wednesday and this museum was free on Thursday. It is worth a visit to get an impression of some of the Basque traditions. In the garden (cloister) one can see many... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This interesting museum can be found in the old part of town and is a lovely building with traditional architecture. It is very enjoyable as it shows you different parts of life in this beautiful region. The entrance is very cheap and it is definitely worth a visit. You can then stroll through the little streets surrounding the museum as... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Seemed to be good exhibits, but descriptionsonly in Spanish, not a good way to encourage tourism. With the Bilbao pass I paid 2 Euros a complete waste

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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120 reviews 120 reviews
56 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Nice collection and display of local information. Not very modern way of displaying but still nice enough to make a detour and spend an hour or more.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Small museum. Note: very little information provided in English. Ground floor coat of arms in a courtyard. First and second floor interesting artifacts and 3D map of region emphasizing fishing and sheep hearding. Top floor consulate and fine china. Worth a visit if you have an hour free while walking in old town.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We spent several hours here and learnt a lot about various aspects of Basque culture. What we didn't get was a senseof any chronology or the political history of the area. In particularl it ignored any reference to the Civil War and its impact on the culture and the people. The several times life size statues/mannequins in the courtyard were... More

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Linz, Austria
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119 reviews 119 reviews
20 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We went to the Museo Vasco hoping to find out a little bit about the history, language and culture of the Basque people. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. Knowing that there are several theories about the origin of the Basque people, its language etc, we had expected to get some more information about these topics. Yet there was practically nothing to... More

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north London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I loved how the museum uses models and reconstructions to explain Basque history and culture. The 3D maps are irresistible.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We found this museum really interesting in spite of limited information in English. The Basque culture is well worth understanding if you are traveling in their territory. We especially loved the entire room devoted to a huge relief map of the whole area!

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Sarasota, FL
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I recommend a visit to this museum for much detailed information on Basque history, culture, traditions and language. I have been there on different occasions and always learn something new about the Basques, a group of people who have fascinated me since my college days.

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