Sagardoetxea, Basque Cider Museum

From: 4,00

Sagardoetxea is the best place to discover the cider culture. The Museum has 3 parts: an apple orchard, the museum centre and the tasting centre. The visitors can go on a self-guided tour of the apple orchard and the interpretation centre with an smartphone, or they can enjoy a guided tour.

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Activities included in the experience

  • Tour of the apple orchard, where the culture of the apple can be appreciated in a dynamic and educational way.
  • Tour of the museum, where you learn about the past, present, and future of the apple and cider, and the entire cider-making process.
  • Cider, apple wort, and a liqueur guided tasting. The initiation to the “txotx” is done for everyone who wants to learn the ritual and secrets that accompany cider consumption before going to a cider house: how to hold the glass, inclination to get a good foam or “txinparta”, visualization of the tone, meaning of the different colours, and distinction of the aromas.

Practical information

  • Hours: Closed Mondays (except on July and August). Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00a.m.-1:30p.m. and 5:00p.m.-7:30p.m. Sundays and holidays: 11:00a.m.-1:30p.m.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • When can I go? Throughout the year
  • Who is it for? Individuals, families, and couples
  • Languages: Spanish, Basque, French, and English (with prior reservation)
  • Meeting point: Sagardoetxea – Basque Cider Museum (Kale Nagusia, 48 – Astigarraga). GPS coordinates: 43.281204, -1.946554.
  • How to get there:
    • By car: park in the centre of Astigarraga (Kale Nagusia) and in the industrial park (Donostia ibilbidea) Estimated time from parking: 5-10 min.
    • By bus line: From Donostia-San Sebastian (Okendo kalea) and from Hernani (Txirrita kalea): Lines A1 and A2 See schedules Estimated time from stop: 5 min.

Rates

  • Adults: 4€
  • Children:
    • Children ages 0-9 (accompanied by an adult): free
    • Children ages 10-17: 2€

The best

  • Learn about the roots and culture of Basque cider in a interactive way.
  • Visit an educational area, in contact with nature.
  • Learn the secrets that accompany the cider tasting with a “txotx”.