Abbadia, the Observatory Castle

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Opens Tuesday at 02:00 pm

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Location : Sea side

Province : Labourd

  • English
    •  IN HENDAYE, IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY, A SITE BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION !

      It is Abbadia, the Castle-Observatory, an enchanting place, erected on the Basque ledge, for Antoine d'Abbadie, ethnologist, geographer, man of science ...

      Built between 1864 and 1884, by Viollet-Le-Duc, its neo-Gothic architecture and eclectic decoration make it one of the must-see sites and museums in the Basque Country. It will appeal to heritage lovers and families looking for a change of scenery.

      Children will also be able to discover the places in a fun way, through a treasure hunt.

      Open all year, except from January 3 to 24.

      Abbadia, the Castle-Observatory

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Traveller Reviews Abbadia, the Observatory Castle

4.4 sur 5 4679 reviews

  • Katarzyna Niedźwiedź

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Katarzyna Niedźwiedź on 24/06/2022

    Loved it. The route around the castle as well the castle entourage. Did not go inside as the tours were offered only in French.

  • Anaelle Courtier

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Anaelle Courtier on 06/11/2022

    Very nice castle with a great visit

  • Sirke Salmela

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Sirke Salmela on 02/08/2022

    Interesting history, good audioguidens, helpful service. Beautiful place

Traveller Reviews Abbadia, the Observatory Castle

4.5 sur 5 1040 reviews

  • "beautiful view"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by 948j_r_mep (Ostrava, Czech Republic) on 10/07/2022

    Nice park with a great view. We were walking in the park with children, with unstable weather, but still it was worth it. The walk in the park is easy as the trails are well done.

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  • "Worth a trip"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Sara S (Detroit, Michigan) on 11/05/2022

    I toured the palace. It was beautiful. Went for many walks on the vast mountain property. Beautiful scenery.

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  • "A disappointment"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by George C (France) on 23/09/2020

    We knew this wasn't a genuine chateau but it reminded us of something from Disney. The original owner was obviously a great scientist but this building is a poor legacy.

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Abbadia, the Observatory Castle

Address

67 bis boulevard de la mer
64700 Hendaye

GPS coordinates

43° 22'24.13"N, 1° 46'19.67"W

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