Iron has always played a particularly important part in the evolution of the Basque Country.
Gipuzkoa is in itself a place packed with traditions, history, art, etc., making it the perfect place to visit museums of different kinds and subject matter. From museums dedicated to hugely important artists such as Chillida and Balenciaga to smaller yet no less interesting options such as the one dedicated to Victor Hugo in Pasajes San Juan, or others with specific themes for the younger members of the family.
A new museum concept born from local initiative
Idiazabal cheese is one of the San Sebastian Region’s most authentic flavours, a gastronomic gem.
The D’Elikatuz food and gastronomy interpretation centre in Ordizia is the perfect place to learn about the textures and flavours of the land.
Getaria is the home of the first major museum in the world exclusively dedicated to a couturier, reflecting the universal importance of the Getaria-born designer in the field of fashion and haute couture.
Traditional music is one of the pillars of culture in the San Sebastian Region.
Ur Mara is the ideal spot to enjoy the essence of natural beauty and its relationship with art.
The Basque Railway Museum in Azpeitia has one of the best railway collections in all Europe, including steam, diesel and electric engines, railcars and all types of carriages.
Located in Pasajes San Pedro, only a few kilometres from San Sebastian, Albaola is the Basque Maritime Factory.
The Arditurri mines ran almost non-stop for 2000 years.
An underground baroque cathedral created by the forces of nature.
The Algorri Interpretation Centre stands in the natural surroundings of Zumaia and provides a splendid opportunity to learn more about different ecosystems.
This is a good starting point for visiting places such as Arrate, Akondia, Kalamua, Urko and Aginaga and stands in the colony of Arrate.
The Basque Interpretation Centre for Historical Memory, in Elgeta, focuses on the Spanish Civil War.
Visitors to this permanent exhibition can admire the beauty and colour of real butterfly specimens from across the globe.
Always adapting to the local circumstances and mimicking the surroundings, Antonio Oteiza's work can be found across the world.
Located in an eighteenth-century building, the “Kapitain-etxea” project was created with the help of Errenteria town council.
Welcome to Luberri, the Geological Interpretation Centre of Oiartzun.
The Santa María La Real- Archaeological/Monumental Site in Zarautz consists of the Zarautz Bell Tower —which houses the Museum of Art and History of Zarautz— the Santa María La Real Parish Church.
The Eskoriatza School Museum was founded in 1986 in premises in the City Hall, to complement the teaching of history in the Luis Ezeiza public school.
A visit to the Nautilus Geological Interpretation Centre is like a trip back in time to a period when dinosaurs roamed the earth and ammonites were the kings of the sea.
This work has been created by merging real scenes and characters with a dramatization by an actress.
At Sagardoetxea, the Museum of Basque Cider, you can enjoy the culture of cider, hallmark of the Basques and their customs.
Cultural site, conceived, planned and created from 1910 to 1920 by Basque painter Ignacio Zuloaga (b. Elgeta 1870).
Opened in 1902, San Sebastian’s San Telmo Museum is the oldest in the Basque Country.
Standing in the Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park, the Erreizabal farmhouse immerses visitors in the reality of the shepherds who focus their activity on producing cheese.
The Argazki & Zinema Museoa in Zarautz reveals the world seen through a lens.
A place to discover Basque maritime history and heritage.
Eduardo Chillida made his enormous sculptures at a workshop in Legazpi.
The White Gold industry played a decisive role in the foundation and economic development of Leintz-Gatzaga.
The museum takes visitors on a tour of the evolution of education, scientific research and innovation.
Mufomi, in Elgoibar, has the biggest fossil and mineral collection in the Basque Country.
The Debabarrena region, and more specifically Eibar, has always had close connections with the arms industry.
The Larruntza Mill, in the San Gregorio neighbourhood of Ataun, looks at the life and work of the prestigious anthropologist and ethnographer Joxemiel Barandiaran.
The Way of St James has several routes opened by pilgrims from Europe as they headed for the tomb of James the Apostle in the 9th century.
The French poet and writer Victor Hugo fell in love with Pasaia during his stay there in 1843.
Sea is the only frontier of the Mater Museum, a Basque tuna fishing boat converted into a floating museum, an opportunity to learn all about fishing in the Bay of Biscay and the work of those who manned them.
This is a project promoted by the Kutxa Social Work department to raise awareness and explain the need for sustainable, respectful behaviour in regard to the environment.
The House of History takes a look back in time at the city, and it does so in the place most suited to the purpose: Mount Urgull.
The San Sebastian Diocesan Museum, housed in the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Churchbuilding in Amara, exhibits a collection of Basque religious sculptures, paintings and articles in silver and gold dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries.
Cement is an element of enormous importance in our civilisation.
Chillida-Leku is the fulfilment of that dream, a place to discover the trajectory of the artist from San Sebastian.
Located in Ezkio-Itxaso, the museum revives the history and evolution of Basque farmhouses over a period of more than 1,000 years.
The exhibition also has fossils from all over the world, as well as a section exclusively dedicated to rocks.
The museum explains the way bees live and function, with displays of both old and working hives.
Create, create and create! After 90 years as a tobacco factory, in 2015 Tabakalera opened its doors as an International Centre for Contemporary Culture.
The Machine Tool Museum is a tribute to the ironworkers, blacksmiths and artisans of Elgoibar who consolidated the local iron industry.
Oiasso, standing at the mouth of the Bidasoa River was the port city of the Vascones in Roman times.
Ormaiztegi is the setting for the Zumalakarregi Museum, a journey back to the Basque Country of the 19th century, a period of enormous social, cultural, economic and political upheaval.
The Tolosa International Puppet Centre is the only one of its kind in Europe.
Standing in San Sebastian’s Miramón technology park, the Eureka Zientzia Museoa is a space to learn about science for people of all ages; a place to have fun with experiments and understand the scientific principles.
Ekain is one of the best kept treasures in the Basque Country and one of the most important prehistoric sanctuaries in Europe.
Xaxu, the Gorrotxategi confectionery museum in Tolosa, invites you to take a sweet tour of confectionery-making from the 14th to the 19th centuries.
The San Sebastian Aquarium is the oldest aquarium and museum dedicated to marine natural sciences in Spain.
She was the first woman to receive the National Painting Prize in 1959 for her work Un paisaje de Arráyoz.