San Telmo Museum Museums in Saint-Sébastien

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 08:00 pm

Closes at 08:00 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.

  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • Euskara

Traveller Reviews San Telmo Museum

4.5 sur 5 3378 reviews

  • Christopher Acarregui

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Christopher Acarregui on 07/04/2024

    Interesting basque museum. The ground floor showed an exhibit about the brain and the science of the brain. The basque portion starts on the second floor and is very good as it goes through time showing how the basques lived in the region. Definitely worth it for the second floor. We came in March and it cost 10 euros each

  • Rachel Ernst

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Rachel Ernst on 01/11/2023

    Was lucky to be there on a Tuesday when it is free but would have happily paid for the experience. Great coverage of a wide range of issues and topics. If things are not in English, they offer a translation board you can bring around or I found it easy to use my translation app. The videos in English were especially well-done and were so informative.

  • Lotte

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Lotte on 29/11/2023

    Free on Tuesdays I believe. Essential visit when going to basque country. Interesting exhibitions on both local arts and the history. Also the building itself is beautiful.

Traveller Reviews San Telmo Museum

4.5 sur 5 778 reviews

  • "Nice place"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Sunshine20201477073 (Vienna, Austria) on 17/11/2023

    If you are into history defently worth a visit There are 3 flors of the history of the city and the region around it On tuesdays the entrence is free

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  • "Great history of Basque culture"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by dbrown46 (Vienna, Virginia) on 17/10/2023

    This museum is so easy to access if you are in San Sebastián and definitely worth a visit. We especially enjoyed the historic posters displaying beautiful beach images of the past (exhibit closes...

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  • "Unprofessional staff"

    1 / 5 Reviews posted by Erik E (San Francisco, California) on 10/10/2023

    The Paul Blart mall Cop, night at the museum security guard was unprofessional he yelled at my wife and I like children. His delivery was very curt and aggressive. As a representative of the...

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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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