San Sebastian Art Galleries
(Donostia - San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain)
The arts scene in San Sebastian is highly developed, with plenty of art galleries and museums on offer.
Many of the largest and most popular galleries feature free admission and large collections of paintings and sculptures, such as the Altxerri Gallery (Galeria Altxerri) and the San Telmo Museum (Museo San Telmo).
Many impressive religious works can be found in the Diocesan Museum (Museo Diocesano), while other notable exhibition spaces include the Goyaz Gallery (Galeria Goyaz), which is known for its oil paintings and changing exhibitions.
San Telmo Museum (Museo de San Telmo)
Address: Plaza de Zuloaga, 1, San Sebastian (Donostia), Guipuzcoa, 20003, Spain
Tel: +34 943 48 1580
Housed in a historic 16th-century monastery, San Sebastian's San Telmo Museum was founded in the 1930s. Featuring a large collection of paintings, including works by a number of notable Spanish artists, the Museo San Telmo also offers a number of religious artefacts, a collection of antique weapons and well-preserved period architecture.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:30 to 13:30, 16:00 to 19:30; Sunday - 10:30 to 14:00
Altxerri Gallery (Galeria Altxerri)
Address: Reina Regente, 3, San Sebastian (Donostia), Guipuzcoa, 20003, Spain
Tel: +34 943 42 4046
Actively promoting the art works of local up-and-coming artists in the San Sebastian area, the Altxerri Gallery specialises in contemporary pieces. Many famous artists have exhibited their modern art at the Altxerri Gallery, gaining international recognition and acclaim.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 17:00 to 21:30
Diocesan Museum (Museo Diocesano)
Address: Sagrada Familia, 11, San Sebastian (Donostia), Guipuzcoa, 20010, Spain
Tel: +34 943 47 2362
Dedicated to religious works of art, San Sebastian's Diocesan Museum is part of the Amara Church and was founded in the early 1990s. Housing an eclectic mixture of paintings, sketches, sculptures and artefacts, many items on exhibit date from the 1200s. Seasonal events and temporary exhibitions are staged year round at the Museo Diocesano.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 09:00 to 14:00
Goyaz Gallery (Galeria Goyaz)
Address: Plaza de Sarriegi, 5, San Sebastian (Donostia), Guipuzcoa, 20003, Spain
Tel: +34 943 42 5596
Specialising in oil paintings by many well-known artists, the Goyaz Gallery stands in the Plaza de Sarriegi, in the Historic Quarter area of San Sebastian. This commercial arts centre offers many temporary exhibitions, which fill the calendar, and oil paintings here range greatly in size, style and price.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 13:00, 17:00 to 20:30
Koldo Mitxelena Arts Centre (Centro Cultural Koldo Mitxelena)
Address: Urdaneta, 9, San Sebastian (Donostia), Guipuzcoa, 20006, Spain
Tel: +34 943 48 2750
Situated in the centre of San Sebastian, the Koldo Mitxelena Arts Centre is known for hosting many notable cultural events and art exhibitions throughout the year. Containing a number of function rooms and a large hall, the centre also contains a permanent collection of modern works, which are displayed in the exhibition room. One of the most eye-catching buildings in the Plaza del Buen Pastor area, the centre also features a library and conference hall.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 20:30, Saturday - 08:30 to 14:00
Admission: free, charge for events