Museums

Museums

The different ways discover us

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.

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Chillida leku
Chillida-Leku is the fulfilment of that dream, a place to discover the trajectory of the artist from San Sebastian.
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Albaola
Located in Pasajes San Pedro, only a few kilometres from San Sebastian, Albaola is the Basque Maritime Factory.
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Aquarium
The San Sebastian Aquarium is the oldest aquarium and museum dedicated to marine natural sciences in Spain.
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Cristobal Balenciaga Museum
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.
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Tabakalera
Create, create and create! After 90 years as a tobacco factory, in 2015 Tabakalera opened its doors as an International Centre for Contemporary Culture.
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The Tolosa International Puppet Centre is the only one of its kind in Europe.
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Igartubeiti farmhouse museum
Located in Ezkio-Itxaso, the museum revives the history and evolution of Basque farmhouses over a period of more than 1,000 years.
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San Telmo Museum
Opened in 1902, San Sebastian’s San Telmo Museum is the oldest in the Basque Country.
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Oiasso Museum
Oiasso, standing at the mouth of the Bidasoa River was the port city of the Vascones in Roman times.
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Basque railway museum
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.
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Igartubeiti farmhouse museum
Located in Ezkio-Itxaso, the museum revives the history and evolution of Basque farmhouses over a period of more than 1,000 years.
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Aquarium
The San Sebastian Aquarium is the oldest aquarium and museum dedicated to marine natural sciences in Spain.
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Jantziaren Zentroa
Located in an eighteenth-century building, the “Kapitain-etxea” project was created with the help of Errenteria town council.
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Basque railway museum
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.
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Arditurri
The Arditurri mines ran almost non-stop for 2000 years.
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Idiazabal cheese interpretation centre
Idiazabal cheese is one of the Gipuzkoa’s most authentic flavours, a gastronomic gem.
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Larraul ecomuseum
A new museum concept born from local initiative
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D’elikatuz
The D’Elikatuz food and gastronomy interpretation centre in Ordizia is the perfect place to learn about the textures and flavours of the land.
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Ur Mara
Ur Mara is the ideal spot to enjoy the essence of natural beauty and its relationship with art.
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Lili Palace
This work has been created by merging real scenes and characters with a dramatization by an actress.
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Sagardoetxea
At Sagardoetxea, the Museum of Basque Cider, you can enjoy the culture of cider, hallmark of the Basques and their customs.
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Z Cultural Space
Cultural site, conceived, planned and created from 1910 to 1920 by Basque painter Ignacio Zuloaga (b. Elgeta 1870).
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Salt eco-museum
The White Gold industry played a decisive role in the foundation and economic development of Leintz-Gatzaga.
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Chillida lantoki
Eduardo Chillida made his enormous sculptures at a workshop in Legazpi.
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Shepherding eco-museum
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.
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Photomuseum
The Argazki & Zinema Museoa in Zarautz reveals the world seen through a lens.
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Naval museum
A place to discover Basque maritime history and heritage.
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Mufomi, fossil and mineral museum
Mufomi, in Elgoibar, has the biggest fossil and mineral collection in the Basque Country.
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Barandiaran museum
The Larruntza Mill, in the San Gregorio neighbourhood of Ataun, looks at the life and work of the prestigious anthropologist and ethnographer Joxemiel Barandiaran.
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Way of St James interpretation centre
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.
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Mater Museum
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.
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Ekogunea
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.
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House of history
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.
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Aikur
The museum explains the way bees live and function, with displays of both old and working hives.
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Urrelur
The exhibition also has fossils from all over the world, as well as a section exclusively dedicated to rocks.
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Zumalakarregi museum
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.
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Eureka!
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.
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Ekain
Ekain is one of the best kept treasures in the Basque Country and one of the most important prehistoric sanctuaries in Europe.
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Gorrotxategi museum
Xaxu, the Gorrotxategi confectionery museum in Tolosa, invites you to take a sweet tour of confectionery-making from the 14th to the 19th centuries.
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Museum Menchu Gal
She was the first woman to receive the National Painting Prize in 1959 for her work Un paisaje de Arráyoz.
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Soinuenea
Traditional music is one of the pillars of culture in the San Sebastian Region.
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Diocesan museum
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.
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Victor Hugo House
The French poet and writer Victor Hugo fell in love with Pasaia during his stay there in 1843.
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The Machine Tool Museum
The Machine Tool Museum is a tribute to the ironworkers, blacksmiths and artisans of Elgoibar who consolidated the local iron industry.
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Arms industry museum
The Debabarrena region, and more specifically Eibar, has always had close connections with the arms industry.
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Laboratorium museum
The museum takes visitors on a tour of the evolution of education, scientific research and innovation.
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Rezola Cement Museum
Cement is an element of enormous importance in our civilisation.
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Mirandaola
Iron has always played a particularly important part in the evolution of the Basque Country.
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San Telmo Museum
Opened in 1902, San Sebastian’s San Telmo Museum is the oldest in the Basque Country.
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Oiasso Museum
Oiasso, standing at the mouth of the Bidasoa River was the port city of the Vascones in Roman times.
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The Tolosa International Puppet Centre is the only one of its kind in Europe.
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Tabakalera
Create, create and create! After 90 years as a tobacco factory, in 2015 Tabakalera opened its doors as an International Centre for Contemporary Culture.
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Cristobal Balenciaga Museum
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.
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Albaola
Located in Pasajes San Pedro, only a few kilometres from San Sebastian, Albaola is the Basque Maritime Factory.
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Chillida leku
Chillida-Leku is the fulfilment of that dream, a place to discover the trajectory of the artist from San Sebastian.
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