The Chillida-Leku Museum has requested a temporary labor force adjustment plan and has agreed to close the museum starting on January 1, 2011. This decision is attributed to the recurring deficit that, along with practically all art museums, the museum has had to endure due to the general economic crisis which has risen to a level unsustainable for the private institution.
Since their opening in 2000, and after seventeen years of planning, 810,000 people have visited the museum. This makes Chillida-Leku Guipúzcoa´s leading art museum in regards to the number of visitors and places it, according to surveys, among the top four museums in the Basque Country. For all of these reasons, the organization would like to express its sincere appreciation to all of those who have visited Chillida-Leku over the years.
The organization will continue all of its independent operations, such as the preservation of artistic heritage and employing national and international exhibitions, among other things.
The museum will remain open to an agreement that respects the conditions that it considers vital to its continuity as defined by Eduardo Chillida and Pilar Belzunce, its creators.
Bº Jáuregui, 66
20120 Hernani, Gipuzkoa
Tel.: 943 336006
Fax: 943 335959
The Museum has a 100-vehicle car park. (based on 16-passenger vehicles)
Autobuses Garayar. Bus G2 departs every half hour from Calle Okendo in San Sebastián.
For visitors coming by bus the Museum has a pedestrian access to avoid having to cross the highway.
Private coach. Coaches with over 16-passenger capacity cannot enter the Chillida-Leku Museum car park. Visitors have to get on and off the bus at the Museum entrance or the bus stop on the opposite side of the street.
To avoid crossing the highway, there is an underground pedestrian passageway.
The Museum has a lift, toilettes and wheelchair ramps for our disabled visitors. A wheelchair is also available upon request.
The privileged situation, in the bay of the beach La Concha of San Sebastian, makes the hotel an incomparable place.