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Albaola

Ondartxo ibibidea 1 | Pasai San Pedro, 20110 Pasaia, Spain
+34 943 39 24 26
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The information given was interesting and interactive. The lady that showed us around was helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
o_liviaaaaaaaaaaaa
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London, United Kingdom
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Very interesting and worthy to visit

We passed by while walking on the San Pedro side of the bay and because my daughter was very... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Angel A
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Ondartxo ibibidea 1 | Pasai San Pedro, 20110 Pasaia, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The information given was interesting and interactive. The lady that showed us around was helpful and always answered any questions. Hope their boat gets finished soon and will go visit it! Good for any ages!

Thank o_liviaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We passed by while walking on the San Pedro side of the bay and because my daughter was very interested we entered. I was surprised to see the shipyard, where this replica of the 16th century whale ship that was found in Newfoundland is being...More

Thank Angel A
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Saw this in a programme by Anthony Bourdain ( very sad). This is an amazing place and shows how the Basque fishermen used to build there vessels.

Thank IAN O
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The Basques were noteworthy shipbuilders and whalers, and this museum captures that history beautifully. They are currently building a full sized replica of the San Juan whaling ship with only the hand tools of the period. The museum tour is well laid out, and informs...More

Thank CCRiderLLC
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

In the wharf of Albaola the whalehunting ship from the 16th century is rebuild. Quite an interesting story. A cooperation between Canada and Pasaia. A nice museum - good guide- and a transparent explanation about the rebuilding. The smell of fresh wood and the salt...More

Thank Rita V
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

This museum tells the story of a whaling ship built here in the mid 1500s that sailed to Canada but sank before it could return. Fortunately it sank close to shore with no one aboard and 4 centuries later its wreck was recovered. The museum...More

Thank spain4ayeardotcom
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The museum is a short coastal walk from San Pedro. There is plenty of parking before the little ferry to Donibane with its many fish restaurants and historic buildings. There is an excellent friendly and helpful bar chum shop along the route to the museum....More

1  Thank L5398DLdavidw
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

I am a member of an organisation in Newport, South Wales restoring the remains of a 15th century merchant ship discovered in the mud of the banks of the River Usk in my hometown of Newport in 2002. With the assistance of the Albaola ship...More

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is an ambitious project to build a full scale replica of the San Juan (otherwise known as the Red Bay Wreck). Originally built in 1563 as a whaling ship, she came to grief in Red Baym Labrador. This faithful reconstruction is 27m long, and...More

Thank phicox
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Apart from the actual boat being built in a gigantic shed there is a museum with the history of the Nao San Juan. Staff are very friendly enthusiastic and speak several languages.

Thank jdelgadoesteban
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