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“Lovely museum - a tragedy if it remains closed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chillida-Leku Museum

Chillida-Leku Museum
B0 Jauregui, 66 | Hernani, Gipuzkoa, Spain
(+34) 943 336006
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Ranked #149 of 234 Attractions in Basque Country
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Gardens, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: CHILLIDA-LEKU is an outdoors museum that gathers the work of Eduardo Chillida (San Sebastián 1924-2002) in the properties of “Zabalaga farmhouse”, constructed in 1594 at the town of Hernani (Guipúzcoa-Spain). 10 kilometers far from San Sebastián, 40 sculptures of great format stand out on the ground of 12 hectares and a hundred small format works and drawings, created during 50 years of work, appear inside the restored farmhouse. In the same town in 1951, after his brief Parisian experience, Eduardo Chillida began his works in the forge of a blacksmith.
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“Lovely museum - a tragedy if it remains closed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

We loved San Sebastian, but we found it a cultural desert, at least as far as art and galleries and museums were concerned. This beautiful place and art refreshed us like an oasis. It seems that the Basque government does not wish to support it, although they do want San Sebastian to be City of Culture in 2016. You do really need some culture to become a city of culture, don't you? Man cannot live by pintxos alone...

Visited July 2010
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