Museo de Historía

Top choice in Central Mountains

Well worth stopping off at on your way elsewhere, this ornate mint-green turn-of-the-century edifice has been impressively refurbished to grace San Sebastián's central plaza as its crowning sight. Inside, rooms are preserved with late 19th- and early 20th-century furniture and furnishings. Guides dressed in early 20th-century costume are on hand to show you around.

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