The five best museums in San Sebastian Chillida Leku

The five best museums in San Sebastian

San Sebastian and the nearby municipalities have an amazing cultural offer in the form of museums. These are some of the ones we usually recommend during the free tour we do every day. That’s why we bring you the five best museums in San Sebastian.

San Telmo Museum

The oldest museum in the Basque Country occupies a former Dominican monastery of the sixteenth century, which is another of the few buildings that survived the destruction of the city. Dedicated to the interpretation of the culture of the Basque people, its permanent collection has more than 26,000 pieces and some wonderful paintings made by the Catalan artist Sert.

Basque Maritime Museum

A cultural space housed in an 18th century building that was one of the few that survived the burning of San Sebastian in 1813, which is dedicated to the dissemination and diffusion of the history and the whole of the Basque maritime heritage. Its temporary exhibitions are always interesting, and its permanent collection has thousands of pieces of great interest.

Chillida Leku

An open-air space in which the works of the most famous Basque artist of the 20th century, Eduardo Chillida (FYI, the creator of the Wind Comb), have been integrated. A museum with huge metal and rock pieces, as well as other smaller ones sheltered in the Zabalaga farmhouse.

The Factoría Marítima Vasca Albaola

A unique museum, a space where the navigation techniques of the Basque sailors of the past are being recovered. Although it is famous because they are building a 16th century whaler as it was done then, they also handcraft other ships from the past.

Eureka! Zientzia Museoa

A fantastic museum dedicated to the popularization of science, with a planetarium, simulators, workshops and spaces with animals for adults and children to learn and have fun. It is a little far from the central areas, but surrounded by beautiful walking trails, resting areas and an outdoor space with beautiful models.