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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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Who knew this could be a guy thing......

Talk about cultural disconnect. In this tiny fishing village on the northern coast of Spain you find a museum dedicated to a world famous fashion icon. Balenciaga was born and... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2013
Naples, Florida
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

Talk about cultural disconnect. In this tiny fishing village on the northern coast of Spain you find a museum dedicated to a world famous fashion icon. Balenciaga was born and buried in this village. Exhibits demonstrate what a powerhouse he was from 1940's-1960's in women's "haute couture". Dragged there by my fashionista wife, I still managed to enjoy the 1.5... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

You will love the exhibits in this museum and its architecture is fabulous. An historical overview of Balenciega's work, in a magnificent building that contrasts with the local architecture.

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Kirkland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Worth a visit if you have the time and interest. I enjoyed the film very much but the costumes were okay. The number of items on exhibit were not many but the space of the museum was expansive. Was a nice walk up the hill post lunch with views.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

I've never visited before a museum dedicated to fashion and this one was interesting. The building where it is located it is very impressive, the kind of place the would host contemporary art exhibitions. The museum contains a whole collection of designs of Cristobal Balenciaga, who was born in Guetaria. It takes you through a biographic journey of Balenciaga's life... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Spectacular garments displayed in a beautiful setting. The audiovisual displays are particularly intriguing and provide a unique insight into the structure of the garments. Very impressed!

Thank 6mbelowsealevel
Santa Monica, Ca
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank surfingonsinewaves
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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.

Thank JerseyBusiness
Melbourne, Australia
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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.

Thank brett w
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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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