San Telmo MuseoCurrently Closed
- Address: Plaza Zuloaga, 1, Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain, San Sebastian
- Timings: 10:00 am - 02:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-943481580
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids
San Telmo Museo - Review
This is a historic museum situated in the Old Town inside an old 16th century magnificent building. This was earlier a place of a Dominician Convent. Used previously on as an artillery barrack, this was transformed into a municipal museum in the 20th century. The building is completely of the Renaissance style with the cloisters and the canvass decorations. Most of the decorative works were the contributions of the famous Catalan artist Jose Maria Sert. It was later renovated extensively and a brand new museum with fresh collections added was opened up in 2011.
San Telmo Museo Information
- Photography is not allowed inside.
- Food or drinks from outside is not allowed.
- Do not touch any of the exhibits.
- Most of the information is in Spanish so it is good if you have a guide with you.
San Telmo Museo Hours
- Wednesdays to Sathurdays : 10:00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
- Tuesday : 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. / 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Mondays, sundays and Bank Hollidays will be closed.
Museum will be open on Bank holidays.
How To reach San Telmo Museo by Public Transport
- Bus number 39 till San Telmo
Restaurants Near San Telmo Museo
- A Fuego Negro
- Bar Zeruko
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Things to Know Before Visiting San Telmo Museo
27.02% of people who visit San Sebastian include San Telmo Museo in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
52.17% of people start their San Telmo Museo visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see San Telmo Museo
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San Telmo Museo, San Sebastian Reviews
Great place for art lovers to spend half a day. Tuesdays is free to pay a visit to museum. Beside a full history of San Sebastian, the museum includes some classical master pieces to enjoy, from various European and non-European artists. The exhibition of Black is Beltza is still running here to the end if September.
I thought this might have had more. It was nice. It was a mix of art museum and ethnic museum for the basque people. A bit of propaganda I guess for their independence. I wish they'd explained something about the building where it is located, it is an old convent, but nothing is mentioned.
Having been to the museum in Bilbao about basque heritage, I was skeptical about visiting this museum as well. How wrong was I! The museum had a temporarily exhibition about mythology and a graphic novel, both really well layout and explained! The place is brilliantly organised. Most information is in Spanish, French, Basque and English. When panels were only in Basque or spanish, the audio guide gave background info in English. There was a good balance between video/audio and reading panels. I really enjoyed reading about the art, history and culture of the basque region and how it developed over the ages. I was really taken aback, heart warmed when watching a video showing a lady talking about her experience around 1938. Amazing museum for young children and old, very educational.
For only €6 adult entry you get to view some amazing art and learn about the history of the Basque region. A good place to while away a couple of hours in the heat of the day. You don't pay extra for any special displays, it's all included in the fee. The coffee shop is nicely separate from the museum so you don't have that waft of coffee following you around. Toilets are clean and functional.
The temporary art exhibition was fantastic however the permanent exhibition was very disappointing. It was quite cold and dark, and with the exhibit descriptions only offered in Basque and Spanish it wasn’t very welcoming. I was eager to learn some of the local history so I was disappointed that I was not given the opportunity.