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Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco

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Address: Plaza Miguel de Unamuno, 4, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
Phone Number: 34 944155423
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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A must for an introduction to Basque history and culture

This is a little gem in Bilbao. A very well organized museum presenting many aspects of the history, ethnology, ethnography and culture of the Basque people. I really enjoyed it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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151 reviews 151 reviews
81 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a little gem in Bilbao. A very well organized museum presenting many aspects of the history, ethnology, ethnography and culture of the Basque people. I really enjoyed it, the building is also beautiful and the staff super helpful. Texts were all in three languages: english, euskerra and castellano.

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you don't understand the above mentioned languages, don't bother. The only saving grace is that the musuem counter staff was so nice and eager to share about the museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The history of the Basque country from ancient times - very well laid out, very interesting - a good place to see while exploring the old town

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new jersey
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A free museum, housed in a former palace with a beautiful cloister with a multiple well thought out and constructed exhibits on Basque history and culture. Can not recommend highly enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beautiful models of boats and the area. Also very nice building. Plus a bit about life and jobs of the past and local products.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

well crafted museum telling the story of basque culture through a series of themes. Having information panels in English helped

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We paid 3 euro to get in and did not expect much, that said it was the week before Festivales and so they had the 'Gigantes' on display. Also known as Giant Heads. These date back as far as 1845 and are really impressive. We were told that when festivals starts the following week, they will be taken out and... More 

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Rijswijk, Holland
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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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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
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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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