The Museo Vasco, also known as the Euskal Museoa or Basque Museum, is in the heart of the old quarter of the city, housed in a 17th century Jesuit cloister. The museum depicts Basque culture, history and ethnology, and its exhibits span a wide range of interests including weaving, the blacksmith trade, pastoral life and maritime matters. The displays offer the chance to dip into Basque political and social life, using everything from model ships to reconstructions of rooms and gravestones to guide the visitor along. Budget at least three hours to take it all in.
Address: 4 Plaza Miguel de Unamuno
Telephone: 94 415 5423
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, Sundays from 11am to 2pm
Admission: €3, with concessions available. Free for children under 10 and senior citizens