Balmaseda History Museum
San Juan del Moral Church
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As the first town in the province, Balmaseda boasts a long history tracing back to 1199. Thus it keeps a very extensible collection of artworks, books, public records and artefacts – all vivid testimonies to the past and traditions of town.
The museum opened in 2003 and is divided into six departments:
- The history of the municipality – the first in Biscay, founded in 1199.
- The most prominent local personalities of the past and present.
- Holy Week themes (a procession walks across town every year and culminates in a moving Crucifixion represented by a neighbour).
- Historical and cultural heritage.
- The foundations of local economy and traditions – carpentry, the hammering of copper, the making of berets, gastronomy (stews and local wines).
- The furniture from an aristocratic 19th-century living room.
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C/ Martin Mendia, 27
48800 BALMASEDA (Bizkaia)
Mobile: (+34) 657 795 806
Schedule / Notes
❱ Winter (October - May):
- Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays: from 10:00 to 14:00.
- Afternoons only open for groups.
❱ Summer (Jun - September):
- Tuesday to Friday: from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 17:00 to 19:30.
- Weekends and banck holydays: from 10:00 to 14:00.