Delve into Basque culture and society in an impressive building.
The oldest one in the Basque country.
Find this museum at the foot of Mount Urgull. You will see two very different buildings: one old and one modern. Both are the sites of this museum dedicated to Basque society from prehistoric times up to the present day. It houses collections from different disciplines: fine arts, archaeology, ethnography... The old building was a Dominican convent in the 16th century, It is Gothic in style with some Renaissance touches. The first pieces were installed in 1902: it was the first museum in the Basque Country. The modern pavilion is to one side of it It has a total surface area of more than 11,000 square metres.