San Telmo Museoa, San Sebastian - Donostia

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#1 of 19 in Museums in Province of Guipuzcoa
Ponder the history and evolution of Basque society in this architecturally stunning museum. San Telmo Museoa is divided into five permanent collections and runs a series of temporary exhibits. Learn about the history of the museum site itself, the greatest milestones in Basque history, and the modernization of the region in the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum prides itself on incorporating a variety of artifacts into its collection, including photography, archaeological finds, and fine arts. Pick up an audio guide for more information about each of the exhibits. There is an on-site cafe. Before you visit San Sebastian - Donostia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • They have set up the super Museum, but they don't have material to expose. Notice the amount of money invested in the continent but inside is an ethnographic museum without significant pieces. Forgot them speak Basque shadows (eta for example).
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  • Was a free day on Tuesday happened in wet weather the hotel season spent more than 2 hours are free, could observe carefully. But long event presents everything all the interesting exhibits there. Free earphones to hire at the entrance and can hear the explanation in English. Depending on the exhibit on the Panel can be selected in English local history range from the Basque political history, very good. Spain civil war and the Franco regime to further demystify the Panel as described. Canvas paintings in the Church are, of course, in 2013, canvas paintings to moisture from the mountain side, watched a documentary about the restoration work is very interesting. You can see with no luggage in lockers near the entrance. EUR 2 show tickets for the Museum in the Museum Café and ask pintxos and drinks set, not chosen from the menu and enjoy delicious food.
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  • Museum of arts and popular traditions, modernized, quite exciting. You could spend a long time!
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  • An average museum in an impressive setting. The exhibitions are reasonably engaging for English speakers and do give some insight into Basque history. At €6 it is good value and well worth a visit on a rainy day.
  • Very enjoyable museum covering regional aspects of religion, history, and art. Reasonably priced with student discount. Right by the beach, too. An afternoon well spent.
  • A great way to spend an afternoon learning about the religious, political, cultural history of the Basque people. Also be sure to see the art collection. The short films are worthwhile if you are there at those times.
  • A fascinating museum. Combing the old and the new and using technology, video and masterful lighting makes for a great educational experience. It’s a must visit if you wanna learn about the Basques.
  • This is a really interesting regional museum. I went there on a very wet and cold day and found myself genuinely interested and engaged for around four hours. The ticket covers readmission on the day and the cafe has an offer of a pinxos and a small.drink.for two euros with your admission ticket. The museum is a Basque museum but it also has a galley with its historic art collection which includes a Rubens sketch and a Tintoretto.
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