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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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Fine Museum

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

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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32 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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48 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
119 helpful votes 119 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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