San Telmo Museum

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Closes at 07:00 pm

Useful information

Location : In town

Province : Guipuscoa

Services

  • English spoken
  • Entertainment
  • Groups
  • Open all year round
  • Spanish spoken
  • English
    • The San Telmo Museum is located in the old town of San Sebastián, in one of the few buildings that survived the city fire of 1813, a 16th-century Dominican convent that was restored and expanded with a proposal avant-garde. Its seat masterfully combines the old part, in which the church stands out - with the impressive canvases of Sert and the cloister with the new construction.

      Inaugurated in 1902, San Telmo is the oldest museum in the Basque Country and the largest center dedicated to the interpretation of Basque society. Its exhibition presents the most important events, behaviors and ways of thinking and living that have shaped Basque society from its origins to the present. For this reason, San Telmo is the ideal place to discover the history, culture and ways of life of the Basque people through a valuable heritage that is combined with audiovisual and interactive resources to turn the visit into an experience to be discovered and to enjoy.

      The museum also has an art collection with works from the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, which are exhibited chronologically. In this way, not only do we delve into the history of art by the hand of personalities such as Tintoretto, Ribera, Rubens, Beruete, Fortuny, Madrazo or Miró, but it also allows us to know the evolution of artistic styles through the weather. The Basque art section also stands out, with paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries by Zamacois, Lecuona, Oteiza, Chillida, Nagel and Ameztoy, among others.


      In addition, the museum presents temporary exhibitions of various styles and themes that complete an interesting and quality program throughout the year.

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Traveller Reviews San Telmo Museum

4.5 sur 5 2867 reviews

  • Anastasia Davydova Lewis

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Anastasia Davydova Lewis on 08/11/2022

    Fantastic museum. I recommend downloading the app before going for access to an audio tour. I enjoyed the history of San Sebastián as well as seeing all the regional art, both historical and contemporary. I got lucky to show up on a free day, which was nice. I wanted to get something at the gift shop to show my support but it wasn’t as good as the rest of the museum, which was incredible. Highly recommend visiting if you are in the area.

  • Philip Van Mechelen

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Philip Van Mechelen on 16/09/2022

    This is a must see. Its showing basque history and surpression. At the beginning of each room you can find pamflets. These give you more info in English and French. Also take some time to check the beautiful courtyard and chapel. Sit down and look at the beautiful canvases that where made for this museum.

  • Tony Brown

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Tony Brown on 05/07/2022

    Definitely worth a visit to explore basque history and life in this museum built into the side of Mt Urgull combining modern design and a historic church. Amazing huge canvasses in the church

Traveller Reviews San Telmo Museum

4.5 sur 5 769 reviews

  • "Fabulous Musem"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by wsherman (CO) on 15/09/2022

    Highly recommend this museum. Plan to spend at least 2.5 hours. Great collection, history of Basque society

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  • "Worth visiting"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by ASeenath (County Durham, United Kingdom) on 06/09/2022

    There is a lot of nice artwork and exhibitions to see here that give you a good sense of the Basque community and way of life. Highly recommended!

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  • "Must see in San Sebastian"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by MarcNL015 (Delft, The Netherlands) on 06/09/2022

    An absolute great spot in the old part of San Sebastian. Spectacular building, which is greatly renovated in old style. It houses a great museum with various types of art. During my visit, I enjoyed...

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San Telmo Museum

Address

Plaza Zuloaga
20003 Donostia-San Sebastian
Gipuzkoa - Espagne

Contacts

Phone : +34 943 48 15 80

GPS coordinates

43° 19'29.97"N, 1° 59'5.43"W

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