CHILLIDA LEKU MUSEUM
· From April to Setember: from 10.00am to 20.00pm
- From October to March: from 10.00am to 19.00pm
- From November to February: from 10.00am to 18.00pm
Closed Dates: 25/12 and On Tuesdays
Chillida Leku is located on the outskirts of Hernani near San Sebastián and comprises a sculpture park and an exhibition space inside the converted caserío Zabalaga, a traditional Basque country house dating from the sixteenth century. The house and its adjoining land was purchased in the 1980s by Eduardo Chillida and his wife Pilar Belzunce, who dedicated the next fifteen years to sensitively restoring it. The project was carried out in close collaboration with the Basque architect Joaquín Montero, who helped them to realise their personal vision for the exhibition space. At Chillida Leku the artist created a place ('Leku' translates as 'place' in the Basque language) where future generations could experience his work as he intended, and in an unparalleled setting.
Chillida's choice of site for the museum reflects his lifelong deep connection to the community, landscape and architecture of Basque Country. The historic country house is surrounded by a sculpture park of 11 hectares (110,000 sqm) featuring around 40 of the artist's works: for example the monumental
sculptures Buscando la Luz I (Searching for Light) (1997) and Lotura XXXII (Union XXXII) (1998) made from corten steel, a material which resonates with the industrial past of the region.
You will be redirected to the official booking center of San Sebastian Region
Price Tax Included: Adults 12.00€, Young People (8-17) 6.00€, Retired people 10.00€, Children 0-7 free.
Chillida Leku is the result of a longtime dream of the artist: to create a space where his works could be permanently displayed. Chillida Leku is a sculptural space, considered an artwork by the artist where his vision of form, space and time are in perfect balance.