Balmaseda Holy Week Museum

Santa Clara convent

Built in 1675, the Santa Clara complex comprises a former convent of nuns, a preceptor’s house and a church. The convent shut down in 1985 and was later transformed into the fabulous San Roque hotel. The church has been preserved and now houses a museum devoted to Holy Week themes. A striking procession walks across town every year and culminates in a touching Crucifixion represented by a neighbour. This interpretation centre hides some of the most representative Holy Week items – such as meticulously prepared clothing, galleries or information boards. The visitor will marvel at the magnificent altarpieces as well, not to mention a 18th-century organ and a great many antiques.

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Antiguo Convento de Santa Clara
Campo de Las Monjas s/n
48800 BALMASEDA (Bizkaia)


Phone: (+34) 946 801 438


Schedule / Notes

Winter scheudle (October to May):

  • Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays: 11 am to 2 pm.

Summer (June to September):

  • Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays: 11 am to 2 pm.
  • Fridays: 11 am to 2 pm, and 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.
  • *Closed for the Holy Week.