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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 6 days ago

I am not a fashion lover, but I did get such a kick out of this museum. The exhibition on the American philanthropist Bunny Mellon was extraordinary. Balenciaga was local and his designs and attention to detail are mesmerizing. Wonderfully displayed with the help of...More

Thank Chicagoehc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Permanent expo of privately owned Balenciaga designs. Housed in an incredible building. You have to see it to believe it. Parkndown in the harbour and walk up using escalators. The museum changes the displays every six months. It's worth a visit.

Thank RosadabrilAlella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend going to this fantastic place. There's an escalator to the exhibit which helps. It's awesome has nice gift shop too

Thank Vacheresse_11
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Visited museum with my wife. Being a heathen, I had never heard of Balenciaga and in spite of that I thoroughly enjoyed the museum. There is an excellent introductory film that plays in English as well as Castillian and Euskera. The fil explains Balenciaga influence...More

Thank Largesarge1961
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This place is a mecca for people interested in clothes, design and fashion. Even if you're a bloke, browny points can be accumulated quite painlessly, while a wife, mother, partner or girlfriend quietly salivate for a couple of hours.

1  Thank RossGeelong
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Otherwise, it is just moderately interesting. Nice-looking, modern museum in the center of town. Very well done. All about Balenciaga's clothes, so you have to like it. Much, much bigger and better than the special Balenciaga exhibit at the V&A in London. The clothes are...More

Thank jkkras
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This is nothing but disappointing. Very few actual Balenciaga pieces padded out with other couture of no interest.

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

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 14 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
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