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Plaza Zuloaga 1, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Collections of historical documents,basque paintings as well as some big name Spanish masters (El Greco ,Sorolla etc)

10  Thank 39piloto
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I would say this first - the building and exhibits are top notch. But as a non-spanish/non basque speaker, the museum is not approachable. My kids 10 10 and 8 years old, said it was as boring as "going to a funeral." I wish that...More

5  Thank BenWAtlas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near the sea in the upper part of 'Old Town' this is a great way to immerse yourself in the history of both the area and it's Basque roots. Relatively inexpensive and well worth a solid hour to go thru it.

Thank Duff1052
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not prepared to see what wealth was inside the San Telmo Museum. First of all the museum entrance is interesting with its concrete façade of seeingly random holes and some vegetation growing through them. From the modern entrance a narrow corridor brings one...More

Thank Ofelia G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it was raining in San Sebastian! But this was a great Museum to visit and keep out of the rain. There was a lot to see and \we easily spent over 2 hours here. The Cloisters were amazing as with the Church and the...More

Thank catherinecK2471FF
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a gem on the border of Old Town. The halls and the cloisters are wonderful to walk in and the exhibits include both permanent collections (very educational about the Basque Country) and changing, more contemporary exhibits. The murals in one of the...More

1  Thank jerrman01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn't see the temporary collection but we were amazed by the cloister and church and the renovation works. One of the most interactive and we'll organized museums I have ever seen. On Tuesdays it is free and make sure to see the 15 minutes...More

1  Thank Bianca C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expected more regarding the history of San Sebastian as part of Spain but a Basque country. The third floor was the best. Art collection was poor.

Thank wwsimone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a full Galla dinner in the museum. The area have a fantastic view and were perfect for a big dinner happening. Highly recommend

Thank arnebirkeland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very recommendable for a rainy day. Nice arts and some things to learn about Basque culture and history. Would have loved to learn even more about the most recent history concerning ETA and the relationship to the central state.

Thank StefanTouring
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Due to the rain, we decided to change our itinerary and spent an extra day in San Sebastian. We decided to try out this museum because it also happened to be free admission on Tuesdays. I am really glad we went for an intro to...More

Thank 272lucyy
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Open Tuesday - Sunday and admission is $6 Euros ($3 Euros for over age 65) and groups of ten or more. A free audio guide is available. The museum boasts 35,000 pieces in its exhibits which cover archeology, history, and fine art, among others. The...More

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