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Euskal Museoa Bilbao Museo Vasco

Plaza Miguel de Unamuno, 4, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
+34 944 15 54 23
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Excellent and Informative Museum

Housed in an old Jesuit cloister in the Casco Viejo, this museum thoroughly documents the history... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
4familytravelers
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Chicago
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Outstanding Museum Of Basque Culture & Bilbao.

This is in a 4 storey period stone building surrounding a large courtyard. Under the ground floor... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
observer2011
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Plaza Miguel de Unamuno, 4, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Housed in an old Jesuit cloister in the Casco Viejo, this museum thoroughly documents the history of the Basque people. Displays illustrate the importance of whaling and shepherding to the culture's livelihood. Photos of Basque couples and families were enlightening, while clothing and costumes were...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is in a 4 storey period stone building surrounding a large courtyard. Under the ground floor colonnades are several giant papier mache heads used in festival parades. The exhibition rooms have everything, an old smithy, traditional weightlifting stones, period furniture, dioramaras of medieval Bilbao,...More

Thank observer2011
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Here you learn about several parts of the Basque culture and history. The displays are quite good though traditional. It is not all too interactive but well narrative. When entering a new part of the exhibition, first look for the English-French translation offered on paper....More

Thank Ortwin
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Worth a visit to see something about the history, culture, people and language of the Basque Country. Set in a 17th century building to boot. Small admission charge and guides available but not really needed.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is an excellent introduction for anyone wanting to learn about Bilbao and the Basq culture. Free for seniors. Do make sure that you visit all 4 floors. Use the lift so you ensure getting to floors 0, 1, 2 and 3. You will be...More

Thank sas369
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Located at the Casco viejo (old quarter), this Baroque building holds an ethnography of the Basque people starting from the oldest ruins found in the region of Biscay, until the traditional ways of life of the Basque habitants. It also host now the famous Cabezones...More

Thank Ricardo n
Reviewed 13 September 2017

It is a pity that most visitors spend only 1 day and miss this museum in Bilbao. Please try to visit it for learning the cultural roots and history of the Basque people. It is astonishing.

Thank pepcasals
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Basque culture is strong, and this pretty little museum gives a great overview of the history behind that culture. The displays are in Basque or Spanish but they are reasonably self explanatory if you know a bit of Spanish.

Thank CarrieSantpoort_Zuid
Reviewed 31 August 2017

If you happen upon this museum while strolling through the Casco Viejo, it is worth a look. I wouldn't go out of my way to go to it, but if you see it, spend an hour or so here. It provides an interesting look at...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Isn't it wonderful to see the proud history of a place. We were fascinated by the exhibits. We do not know this part of Spain very well but will be returning for sure

Thank jaxm27
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