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Basque Museum & Cultural Center

Open Now: 11:00 - 15:00
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Nice Museum

We visited on a rainy morning and found the experience very educational. We had traveled recently... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Benjamin D
lovely area & architecture, great eating places

Very lovely, smallish basque neighborhood, with museums and beautiful architecture. We stopped at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Jose, California
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Contains exhibits and collections that provide a look at the Basque heritage, history and culture.
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611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702-5971
+1 208-343-2671
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a rainy morning and found the experience very educational. We had traveled recently to the Basque region of Spain so it was good to put that travel learning together with this museum’s history of the Basques locally.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Benjamin D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very lovely, smallish basque neighborhood, with museums and beautiful architecture. We stopped at Bar Gernika for a tasty meal, including croquettes and draft cider. Excellent food, and the friendliest service!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank uimike
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We are not Basque, however, find the history and food of the Basque immigrants wonderful! The museum is very well presented and the staff are very nice. The tour of the boarding house was especially interesting!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pattyjo98
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve seen a few people say that going into the boarding house is like going into a family home. Well for me and my family... it is! The boarding house was run by my great-great-grandparents. My family makes it a point to visit the boarding...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Echo M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I came by during a wedding reception. It was fun to walk in and be greeted by the family of the bride and groom.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank mqueen65
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I enjoy the Basque street with the food and cultural events. Every year there is a Basque festival, every five years it is an world-wide event with people from Europe attending. The dances from young children to adult is amazing to watch, the music, the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank aeflair
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Great place to learn about the Basques. I especially liked a short video of a 104 year old Basque woman talking about her experience coming to America and speaking in the Basque language. The picture that goes with this museum is actually of a restaurant....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kathywells42
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Quaint restaurant in the basque area. The atmosphere was peaceful and the food delicious. I've only eaten breakfast here and the eggs benedict are my favorite.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mark C
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The Basque Market has Palella at noon 2 days a week, if you are 15 minutes late you will miss it. It is a great treat and they cook it on a huge pan right outside the store. The history of the community and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I knew that the Basque people had long been part of the agricultural past of Idaho but was surprised to find how much past and present members of the ethnic group had contributed to our lives. Presently there is an interesting exhibit of 3D photographs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank tortrefarm
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