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Cristobal Balenciaga Museum

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Address: Aldamar Parkea, 6, 20808 Getaria, Spain
Phone Number: 34 943 00 88 40
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The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian

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Being a fashionista I was absolutely thrilled to stumble across this amazing museum in this small fishing village. The actual building itself stands on its own merit, a boxed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being a fashionista I was absolutely thrilled to stumble across this amazing museum in this small fishing village. The actual building itself stands on its own merit, a boxed part of the building inside covered with incredible blue like fabric. The dresses speak for themselves showing what a true genius Balenciaga is. I believe true designs are when they do... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only 30 km from San Sebastian the small town of Getaria has a wonderful tribute to its favourite son, Cristobal Balenciaga. The large beautiful and impressive building displays many of his creations beautifully and with supportive AV for many of the displays it is both entertaining and informative. The surprising thing is the size and grandeur of this modern building.... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I know little about fashion, I did enjoy visiting this museum with my daughter - it's certainly a good option on a showery day. Don't expect to spend more than an hour or so. The museum is modern and spacious and the displays well thought out and presented. Maybe a little pricey at 10 euros for an adult.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dresses were beautiful.what is really interesting is that many of them could look relevant today! The fabric and details were really works of art.

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lisburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really worth a visit,breath taking designs,a very interesting morning spent here. Holds your attention all the way through ,this designer was a man before his time,my male friend enjoyed the presentation and the video. Highly recommended.beth jardine

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Manresa, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Museo Cristobal Balenciaga is the museum dedicated to the life of Cristobal Balenciaga, one of the most known and important couturier in Spain. He lived in the 20th century and he created a lot of women dresses. He was a visionary. The museum is located in their birth place, in the tiny town called Getaria. It is located in a... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Set high on a hill overlooking the sea, the museum is housed in a striking modern building of dark glass. Within, you discover a selection of some of this designer's most famous dresses--the first 'sac' dresses, 'Baby Doll' dresses, as well as elegant gowns, evening coats, daytime suits and at-home wear made for his fortunate wealthy patrons. Many are dazzling... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The museum showed Balenciaga's contributions to fashion ans still relevant to this day. My husband was so taken with the video presentation and I enjoyed the clothes' history of materials and descriptions of the cut and pattern.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Great excursion for fashionistas! My wife and I made a trip to this place/museum as we love fashion and we weren't disappointed! The museum really is an amazing place for people who love fashion. it really walks you thorough the historic fashion accomplishments of this amazing man. my wife and I really were left in awe as this museum paints... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Cristobal Balenciaga was born in Getaria and the museum is a fine tribute to him. Listen to the introductory video to understand his importance to the world of fashion and the impact he had on every couturier in post war couture houses. Even the building itself, high on the hill above Getaria merits ia visit.

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