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Cristobal Balenciaga Museum

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Address: Aldamar Parkea, 6, 20808 Getaria, Spain
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The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian
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We went here honestly because it was too rainy to drive along the coast. The museum is a treat if you're interested in the history of fashion and its role in society. There are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2012
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Santa Monica, Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012 via mobile

We went here honestly because it was too rainy to drive along the coast. The museum is a treat if you're interested in the history of fashion and its role in society. There are computer generated animations of how some of the dresses or coats were assembled and we watched them all. The videos that came along the way were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

A striking modern construction tucked away in the charming streets of Getaria. Contains a treasure trove of historic designs from the 20's-60's. Worth it for the cocktail selection alone! No mention of the modern day house, bit odd. Well worth a trip though.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

i was dragged by my fellow travelers to this museum, which is a modern design in a beautiful seaside village. The museum is incredible:well laid out and a series of rooms with designs/costumes by Balenciaga. Despite myself I had a great time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

We were advised of this museum to Balenciaga by the owner of the hotel we stayed at in Mundarka.The building alone is worth a look.If you are into fashion this is a must.

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

A surprisingly large museum in a small town. If you are staying nearby then it definitely worth a hour or two of your time. It is well laid out and has information in four languages. As it is about a designer the exhibits are mainly dresses and coats but despite that there is still enough for people who have only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

sad to arrive on a gloomy weekend in Bilbao. we are staying in Mutriku and have no idea what to do other than sunbake. So, we were pleasantly surprised when our tripadvisor app came up with this! couldn't believe our luck when we walked into this modern building (attached to an old house) in this busy little town. the dresses... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

Do not miss if you are driving around the little towns in the Cantabric coast Stop here in your way to / from bilbao

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Atherton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

New museum that is beautifully curated with English, French and Spanish options that gives a great overview of the masters life. The location in Getaria with it's pretty fishing port with great restaurants makes it a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2012

Brand new museum of Balenciaga fashion just outside of San Sebastian in pretty little town of Getaria. Worth the 30 minute drive from San Sebastian especially when coupled with a lunch at one of the excellent asadors overlooking the port. Modern building is in contrast with the old town and port. Museum has an excellent collection and background materials are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

Getaria native son Cristobal Balenciaga gets well deserved star treatment in this beautiful museum. Start with the slick film in English, French, Spanish or Basque that gives a great overview of the master's life and work. Then tour the 6 areas of the different clothing types and marvel at the skill of the craftsmanship and the genius of the man... More 

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