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Culture

La Culture: the  Basque Coastline has been home to barronies, principalities and kingdoms over the centuries. Whether you choose a day drip during the summer session, or a longer trip before or after your stay, local, regional and global heritage is waiting to be (re)-discovered....

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The Basque and Bayonne History Museum is housed in a small palace from the late 16th century called Maison Dagourette. Located on the banks of the River Nive, this museum contains a fascinating collection of Basque and local French history.

 

 

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The Euskal Herria Museum is located in a Baroque style building known as the  Montefuerte Palace which was reconstructed in 1733 from a medieval tower. Since the early 1980’s, it has functioned as a museum with the main objective being to show the historical, political and cultural significance of the people that inhabit Euskal Herria.

 

 

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The San Telmo Museum is located in San Sebastian’s old town and its impressive architecture can actually be considered one of the highlights of the museum.The permanent exhibition of the San Telmo Museum is made up of over 26,000 pieces of various different categories – ethnography, art, photography, archeology and history. These magnificent murals of José María Sert cover the walls of the church and depict scenes of the life and history of Gipuzkoa.

 

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The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a world-renowned museum of modern and contemporary art, designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. The museum notably houses "large-scale, site-specific works and installations by contemporary artists", and displays the work of Basque artists, "as well as housing a selection of works" from the Foundation's modern art collection. The museum also hosts temporary thematic exhibitions as installations and electroic forms.



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