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Tabakalera

Plaza de las cigarreras, 1, 20012 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
+34 943 11 88 55
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Nice views from the roof top, not much to see inside.

Big building renewed recently with some cultural expositions and small businesses. However, the... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
eñaut Betiri i
An Empty Space with an Over Priced Cafe

By all means admire this renovated building outside and inside but be aware that it is largely an... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Aly D
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Tabakalera is a centre for contemporary culture that has two purposes: to be a place of production and to offer a programme of public activities. These two aims run through every part of the project which revolves around creating, training based on reflection, and exhibiting. As well as being a place which helps artists and creators turn professional, it also puts together a programme for differents audiences and makes outreach tools available for the general public. The main goal of Tabakalera's cultural project is to promote the creation of contemporary culture in different creative fields and in all its stages (research, production, exhibition), as well as to generate and share knowledge. With this aim in mind, it focuses on four lines of work that make up its programme: contemporary artistic practices, mediation, digital culture laboratories - Hirikilabs - and Tabakalera's creation library - Ubik -.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
16 May 2018
“Nice views from the roof top, not much to see inside.”
14 May 2018
“An Empty Space with an Over Priced Cafe”
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Plaza de las cigarreras, 1, 20012 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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+34 943 11 88 55
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Big building renewed recently with some cultural expositions and small businesses. However, the real highlight is the roof top with views to the center, old town and the river.

Thank eñaut Betiri i
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

By all means admire this renovated building outside and inside but be aware that it is largely an empty space. Good views from the top floor terrace. Avoid the coffee shop on the ground floor which is a complete rip-off.

Thank Aly D
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We had a great breakfast on the ground floor, with great cakes and avocado toasts. Then we went up to the top floor to enjoy a fabulous view of riverside-Donosti. After that we strolled through the library and thrilled there a bit. I was working...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited this place following the recommendation of our local friend. Although the place is really nice with a high quality crowd, all activities and available options were designed for locals. Therefore, we could not really find an activity for us and left this place...More

Thank Oytun O
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Even though TA lists this building as an Art Museum it is NOT one. It is a cultural center that offers activities for the public as well as a center that promotes artistic production, something akin to a ‘work in progress’—the latter being too avant-garde...More

Thank DP49
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

...but not very lively on his Monday afternoon I visited the place in mid-summer. Very large and interesting building which has been well modernized and the cube on the roof, 5th floor is a must visit as it offers great views over the town

Thank Matthias F
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Old tobacco processing building turned into an a modern art school and museum. Get to the terrace on the last floor to get a good view of San Sebastian.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Possibly the building with the MOST artistic potential in the world, the Tabakelera has become transformed into a great waste of space. The best thing is the preserved old central wooden staircase. It is beautiful and lovely to walk up and down. Do it a...More

Thank peter p
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Need a quiet moment, appreciate modern in old, like lofty and are open for a surprise exhibition? Come here and you'll get it all in an unspectacular and relaxing way. There was an exhibition about stimulants that caught my imagination. Oh, you want a different...More

Thank Martin d
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Lots of cultural activities and a very interesting building, and on the top floor there's a great observation deck overlooking the city!

Thank Ulula J
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