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Cristobal Balenciaga Museum

Aldamar Parkea, 6, 20808 Getaria, Spain
+34 943 00 88 40
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Aldamar Parkea, 6, 20808 Getaria, Spain
+34 943 00 88 40
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know nothing of fashion and had never heard of Balenciaga. My wife persuaded me to accompany me to this museum. Until May 2018 there is an exhibition of the dresses he made for Rachel Mellon (heard of Carnegie Mellon?) friend of Jackie Kennedy. It...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This stunning architectural masterpiece appropriately houses an impressive collection of a great master. The building is worth a visit for its own sake but the collections vibrate with beauty in this perfect, magical setting. The rooms are wide, the ceilings high, the light composed by...More

Thank Oliver M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Beautiful museum that was informative re fashion. Due to exhibit change over most of it was closed. Very well done in the one open room.

Thank JoeNWUSA
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We talked to the lady at the front desk and she gave us lots of information and brochures. Gorgeous building and great exhibition.

Thank Maria V
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Balenciaga's designs are both classic and timeless. This museum - modern in design - is the perfect showcase for his fashion.

Thank tmharris65
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Combination of photos by Echague and dresses by Balenciaga instructive and absorbing. Balenciaga's designs and colours are an art form. Clothes aren't exactly my thing, but I found the exhibition fascinating - like being in an art gallery, which I suppose it is.

Thank James B
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Very stylish museum with 2 floors of fabulous fashion and helpful multilingual staff. Shop selling gorgeous bits and bobs (I bought a fabric covered glasses case, some wacky cards and a fabby Basque beret!).......escalator exterior leading up to the heady heights with views across Getaria....breathtaking.....my...More

Thank jhrecluse
Reviewed 21 April 2017

As others have mentioned, this is an interesting museum, the displays are attractively presented in a large modern space. The film at the beginning is a must-watch. My only complaint (and it's a small one) is that the museum was a little hard to find....More

Thank JulietJones
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A wonderful museum with displays of the various trends that this designer was famous for...from dresses created for hollywood stars, royalty, the rich and famous! The exhibits highlight the designs that had one famous socialite so enraptured that he even designed and produced her nightwear!

Thank Meadowinds
Reviewed 19 November 2016

It was such a pleasure to visit this museum. The museum was situated on top of a view that provides a great view of the city and the port. The exterior of the museum was elegant and interior was modern. The exhibitions flow very well...More

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