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San Telmo Museoa

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Address: Zuloaga Plaza, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number: (00 34) 943 48 15 80
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First class museum, church and cloister. Modern extension which is somewhat odd architecturally. Lots of varied exhibits and worth the entrance fee

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First class museum, church and cloister. Modern extension which is somewhat odd architecturally. Lots of varied exhibits and worth the entrance fee

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Gentofte, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In this sort of local history museum there will be stuff that catch your eye and some that don't. I have never been fan of old wood carvings so I went pass that and went were I was interested. One exhibition (temporary) was a miniature landscape of Japan. Beautiful and food for thought. Further there was the big church room... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We spent upwards of 3 hours in this museum and loved every minute of it. It's in an old monastery and very nicely brought up to date with all the modern appointments. Various sections cover various periods of Basque history and culture. Particularly interesting to me were the exhibits dedicated to the 20th century. Covered were Basque farmers as well... More 

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Kent, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum is large enough to spend at least a couple of hours and, as it's air-conditioned, it's a nice get-away when the weather is very warm, as it was on the day we visited. We found the "modern history" most interesting, especially the exhibits that were videos of people talking to camera about what they remember of years ago.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very attractive building. The content of the museum covers the cultural, economic and social history of the Basque Region. Include in the ticket (it's free on a Tuesday) are audio guides in your chosen language. These are a must as all exhibit descriptions are in Spanish. A highlight is the church within the museum and the very atmospheric audio visual... More 

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Kingston upon Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Fascinating museum of Basque social history set in architecturally interesting museum of both new and old. Range of exhibits, beautifully curated and an excellent gallery of Basque influenced art through hundreds of years. Audi guide included in entrance fee and a €2 drink and pintxo at the very pleasant cafe offered with your ticket. Spent a good few hours here... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Before dealing with the gastronomic culture of this amazing city, pay a visit to San Telmo which is right in the Parte Vieja. There are seasonal contemporary exhibitons on, very hip and high class, as well as a Basque museum. The bar/ restaurant in the museum provides excellent sustenance either before or after the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I could have spent more time there, but unfortunately had to rush a bit because I was passing by and on impulse, decided to see if I could get a quick look. The crypt area was hard. For he because of the dark lighting as I found it confusing. I read the English info cards and brochure when I looked... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Having no preconceived ideas this museum is a gem. It is well curated, has interesting displays and presents the Basque culture well.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were interested to go when we heard there were some El Greco, Tintoretto and Rubens paintings. They had artists from different eras and explained the differences in their painting styles and the social influences of the time. There was also a lot of interesting information about the Basque people and how the various ages impacted them. The cloisters were... More 

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Address: Zuloaga Plaza, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Phone Number: (00 34) 943 48 15 80
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Basque Country  >  Guipuzcoa Province  >  San Sebastian - Donostia

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