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San Telmo Museoa

Address: Zuloaga Plaza, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number: (00 34) 943 48 15 80
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$344*
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89%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A wonderful afternoon with the audio tour to accompany the spanish and basque info everywhere. Learned so much about the region, it's history and its art. The sert canvasses were mind blowing. Loved it.

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Sarasota, FL
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

As a Basque scholar who has both lived in and traveled around the Basque regions of Spain and Portugal, I believe no visit to that area of northern Spain should pass without visiting the very informative museum. See it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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246 reviews 246 reviews
98 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We really enjoyed this place because it is set out over different time periods on each floor. The setting is beautiful and we came away with a better understanding of the Basque people, history and way of life. They have a fantastic film of men dancing back in the late 1800's which is hilarious and should definitely be seen. We... More 

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San Juan,Puerto Rico
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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

You can see both t Sert's wonderful paintings depicting scenes of Basque character and history and also the museum with exhibitions of Basque history and culture.

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Taos, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This museum is highly recommended because it gives a rather complete view of Basque life and history, from art to crafts to sporting events. The museum is in a quiet corner of the city near the Parte Vieja and is within walking distance of many hotels.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A converted monastery that is now a museum presenting items and narration from various historical eras of the Basque nation. It also houses a small collection of paintings, from various eras. It can be a very relaxing and educational visit.

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Naples, Florida
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422 reviews 422 reviews
223 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great use of an old monastery building. the new addition is fab too. Great collection and special exhibits. Bigger than it looks. Wonderful staff at desk. When we arrived late one day they strongly suggested in the nicest way that we should come back when we had more time. We took the advice and are very glad we did. Nice... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This museum was very interesting. We went on a Tuesday (which was free) and wished we had had more time to spend there. You could easily spend two or more hours looking around. There was a lot of variety in the way the exhibits were set out and it is a beautiful space.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
9 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Enjoyable visit to this lovely old building which provided a good overview of Basque history, culture and lifestyle. Very pleasant and helpful man at the reception desk. Audio guide in English was useful and the film show showing the changes in a farming family's life was interesting also how life for Basque women has changed and improved. If you have... More 

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Harvard, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The museum is beautiful (and free on Tuesdays). The collection is varied and has something to interest anyone. There is an interpretive handset to help at various points throughout the museum. The convent cloister is gorgeous.

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