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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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With much of love and proud

I JUST LOVED this Donosti museum which says a lot from their history to art. There's many things to learn. The museum itself shows us the love and proud has in donostian's mind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I JUST LOVED this Donosti museum which says a lot from their history to art. There's many things to learn. The museum itself shows us the love and proud has in donostian's mind. The most cool museum I've been. 강력 추천! 도노스티아에 대한 모든 것이 너무나 잘 정리되어있는 곳입니다. 정말 많은 주제를 담고 있는데 전혀 난잡하지 않고, 오히려 세련되고 깔끔하게... More 

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Maubourguet, France
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can recommend this museum for those interested in history of the Basques ..well presented and a beautiful building ..

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Thank Vjskel
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

San Telmo used to be an old fashion place but after being refurbished completely a few years ago, it has become an excellent place to visit and get in touch with basque history. On top of that, San Telmo Museum in located in the Old Part, which means that if you're hungry or thirsty... pintxos and tapas are close!

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Thank Maite S
Toronto, Australia
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We loved it. Well-organized and detailed, and takes you through the centuries, highlighting the Basque people's relation to the sea, their treatment at the hands of Spanish rulers, and their repression under Franco. Impressive visual exhibits and documentary video clips, too. Lots of detailed textual descriptions in Spanish and Basque (not sure about an English translation, but there is a... More 

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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261 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Even if you do not understand Spanish or Basque, do see the AV show in the church. It is universally understandable. Get the audio tour. It is a delightful collection. There is a free day.

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Thank Ryewit
Toronto, Canada
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128 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This museum has 4 parts. A Basque history, the history of Basque Art, a very nice permanent collection, and a beautiful church with fabulous massive artworks that depict the Basque experience.

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Thank Howard B
Jersey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We spent a couple of hours in this lovely museum. We watched an excellent 15 min video of the restoration of the monastery, that is a central part of the museum. The canvas art is very moving and beautiful. The art galleries and displays of the Basque ways of life and history, through to present day, are creative and engaging.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Visited this on a Tuesday when it was supposed to be a free entry day -but think it was free anyway. Descriptions seemed to be either in Spanish or Basque so not really following it -discovered on reading leaflet later that there was an audio guide in various languages so perhaps you have to ask for it ! Three floors... More 

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Excellent museum combining the history of Basque culture with modern art, all in a 16th c. Dominican cloister and a very successful modern architectural addition. Great pintxxos restaurant onsite. Behind the museum is a trail that leads us the mountain with great views of the city and the. Bay. Femininely worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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89 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The museum is relatively new, having been completely redone in 2011. Audio guides and QR codes provide English and French language interpretation. There is also also basic interpretation and leaflets available in the galleries. The museum includes a church, convent and historical exhibition. The artifacts are well displayed and explained, and it provides a solid chronology of the Basque people.... More 

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