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Casa de la Historia

La Casa de La Historia on Monte Urgull
Mount Urgull is beloved among tourists and locals alike, an easy hike within a stone’s throw of the old town’s pintxo bars. It’s also a mountain packed with history—paths lead to ancient cemeteries, cannonball-pocked walls that date back hundreds of years, and for those who reach the top, a museum built into the base of the giant Jesus statue.

La Casa de La Historia has a surprisingly well-developed permanent exhibition about the history of the city, which will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about the French occupation, the Basque whalers, and the other people and events that made the city what it is today.