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.

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Traveller Reviews San Telmo Museum

4.5 sur 5 3472 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

  • The pro builder

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by The pro builder on 29/05/2024

    Great time with the lads untill Barry got blown up sad time also 100s of zombies come chasing you down through the fort the paths. So overall can't imagion anything better

  • CJ

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by CJ on 04/08/2023

    Absolutely worth the 6eur entrance fee! The building has 3 levels to take you on a trip of the city's history, with some temporary exhibits waiting as well. The whole tour could be comfortably completed in 2hours.

Traveller Reviews San Telmo Museum

4.5 sur 5 784 reviews

  • "Great insight into Basque history and culture"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Ian K (Chelmsford, United Kingdom) on 03/07/2024

    Great insight into Basque life and culture through the centuries. Superb layout and exhibits, well presented in a former convent. Some display notices are shown in English. Nestled in San Sebastián...

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  • "Not quite sure what this museum’s about"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by SusanmSydney (Sydney, Australia) on 29/06/2024

    A very interesting and eclectic museum/gallery with some old masters and new exhibitions. Beautiful building . But . Wanted to learn all about the Basque peoples, origins, culture, history etc...

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  • "Good museum"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by C C (Barcelona, Spain) on 23/06/2024

    Excellent overview of the city past and interesting Spanish painters and in a beautiful building with paints in the walls from Sert

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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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