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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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Three hours Primer to Basque & Spanish History/Culture

A walk through three floors of history and culture. Informative, entertaining, even scientific in a few places. Inexpensive admission with English audio tour available.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Miami, Florida, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A walk through three floors of history and culture. Informative, entertaining, even scientific in a few places. Inexpensive admission with English audio tour available.

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Delmont, Pennsylvania
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I'm not crazy about museums. I spent more than 2 hours in this museum. It is supposed to help understand the Basque nation and culture. While it does that, it does a lot more. I was delighted and surprised at how much I enjoyed this place. From the video on the historic church to the videos of 1960s and 70s... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This museum provides a fairly good overview of the culture and history of the region from the middle ages to the present. If I'm being honest, I had hoped that they would've focused a little bit more on Roman and pre-Roman times (like Museo de La Rioja), but compared with that museum, this one has a more interesting collection of... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great galleries merging old and new architecture. Excellent introduction to Basque history. Whizzed round in under two hours with the free English audio guide. Top marks.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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255 reviews 255 reviews
33 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This impressive museum building houses many interesting artefacts from the history of the Basque region . Get the audio guide because most things are in Spanish only , you will come away having learnt the history of the region .

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San Diego, California
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I am so glad that I did this. There was a wonderful explanation of the culture and history of the area.

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Currently, the museum is hosting a exhibition on Japanese Gardens. A guest went and loved it. You are able to walk through the gardens with special shoe coverings and see the art. Also, a great place to learn more about the history of Pais Vasco. If you are hungry, there is a lovely cafe in the museum.

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Sydney, Australia
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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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33 helpful votes 33 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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279 reviews 279 reviews
103 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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