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Albaola The Sea Factory of the Basques

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ALBAOLA THE SEA FACTORY OF THE BASQUES is located at the entrance of the Bay of Pasaia (Gipuzkoa), close to the ancient steam dredger Jazikibel and situated in a renovated shipyard.

In this magical and hidden place the ship writing carpenters repair and build boats with high historic and ethnographic value.

Albaola factory evokes many sea odysseys lived by the Basque people along the New World trough the whale hunters and their vessels. More than a museum, this factory is an imaginative and open space where you can learn, thanks to a dynamic process, the sea history of the Basques watching the public construction of the replica of one of its most famous ships: XVIth century whale ship SAN JUAN.

You can visit the whaling ship construction process here, in the Basque sea factory, it's dynamic and it develops over time to the rhythm of its constructive stages inside a big shed where the big structure pieces are finally assembled.

All this process is set in a permanent exhibition based on the whaling and the sea activity of the Basques during the 16th century.

ALBAOLA completes your tourism experience inviting you to navigate along the bay of Pasaia: the access to the museum can be made by the sea thanks to a maritime transport service located at "Muelle del Hospitalillo". You can park your car at the free parking of Trintxerpe situated on the same wharf and you can board on this green boat where an exciting tour will start.




Ondartxo ibilbidea, 1
20110 Pasai San Pedro


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Albaola the Sea Faktory of the basques

Tel.: (00 34) 943 392 426 


Interesting information


  • TUESDAY AND SUNDAYS 10:00-14:00. WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY 10:00-14:00/ 15:00-18:00
    Open Bank Holidays: 1st may, 31st july, 15th august, 12th october, 1st november and 6th and 8th december.
    Closed every monday (except Bank Holiday and on the eve of a Bank Holiday)
    Closed: 1st and 6th january and 24th, 25th and 31st december.


  • 7.00€ general public.
  • 5,00€ <25 years old students, large families, pilgrims, unemployed, people with functional diversity and retired people.
  • 5,00€ per person for groups of adults of at least 10 people.
  • 4.50€ per person for school groups of at least 10 people.
  • 25.00€ to hire a guide for groups between 10 and 25 people.
  • 0.00€ under 6 years with parents

A 10% discount for the cardholders of the next cards: Large Family, San Sebastian Card, Museos de la Costa Vasca, Club Irrien Lagunak and Nekatur.

To benefit from a discount it is necessary to show the correspondent accrediting document.


More information

Come to Albaola by boat:


  • Where can I get the boat?

At the "muelle del Hospitalillo" quay, in front of the Azti Tecnalia building. 


Information, fees and reservations:

Itxaszerbi (+34) 630 448 813 -




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0034 943 494 521



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