Bilbao and the Basque Country Sights

Museo de San Telmo

  • Pl. Zuloaga 1 Map It
  • Parte Vieja

Published 08/18/2015

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In a 16th-century monastery behind the Parte Vieja, to the right (northeast) of the church of Santa María, the former chapel, now a lecture hall, was painted by José María Sert (1876–1945). Creator of notable works in Barcelona's city hall, London's Tate Gallery, and New York's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, Sert's characteristic tones of gray, gold, violet, and earthy russet enhance the sculptural power of his work here, which portrays events from Basque history. The museum displays Basque ethnographic items, such as prehistoric stelae once used as grave markers, and paintings by Zuloaga, Ribera, and El Greco.

Sight Information


Pl. Zuloaga 1, San Sebastián, 20003, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • €6 (free Tues.)
  • Tues.–Sun. and statutory holidays 10–8 (hrs vary for temporary exhibitions and events)

Published 08/18/2015


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