Museo San Telmo

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Museo San Telmo

Museo San Telmo | Wikicommons. Autor: Zarateman

Museo San Telmo | Wikicommons. Autor: Zarateman

Where Basque history comes to life

The San Telmo Museum, located in San Sebastián, is one of the most emblematic cultural centers of the city and is located in the old quarter at the foot of Mount Urgull . The building that houses the museum originally dates from the 16th century and has been a Dominican convent, among other functions. Over the years, it has undergone various transformations and renovations.

The most recent one took the prize. It was carried out in the first decade of the 21st century, uniting the old with the modern, resulting in a façade that combines the stone of the original building with contemporary architectural elements, thus reflecting the architecture of the building. the conjunction between history and modernity, so characteristic of San Sebastián

The main objective of the San Telmo Museum is to explore Basque culture and history. Through its permanent collections, the museum takes the visitor on a journey through the history, culture, and society of the Basque Country, from its origins to the present day. The exhibition halls house pieces of art, historical objects and contemporary testimonials. In addition, the museum has spaces dedicated to the most current art, allowing constant renewal and adaptation to the most recent themes. 

In order to bring culture closer to the general public, the museum organizes all kinds of educational workshops for children and young people, as well as conferences and colloquiums for adults; becoming a meeting point for all those interested in Basque culture and history. A visit to the San Telmo Museum is not only touring the region, it is also an opportunity to enjoy the architectural beauty of the building and the panoramic views of Monte Urgull and the Old Town of San Sebastiá. ;n. 

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