You have never seen anything like this.
We are making history.
The non-profit association ALBAOLA is making history by building wooden boats live, and recovering heritage, tools, techniques and traditional crafts. All this in a sustainable way, in an old, out of use shipyard turned museum and located in a historic whaling port: PASAIA.
One of the main projects which can be visited is unique in the world and sponsored by the UNESCO: the building of the replica of the XVI century San Juan whaleship. This long-awaited wooden ship gets closer to being finished every day, in the same bay where the original was built 500 years ago. This work is only possible thanks to Parks Canada, a government agency, which undertook the rigorous investigation of the whaleship sunken in Red Bay, Labrador (CANADA), in 1565. We also need to highlight the 500 volunteers who accompany this ship on its journey, as well as the more than 267.000 visitors who have already visited the factory, each contributing their individual grain of sand.
Special opening times for September 2020.
Days we are open.
○ Thursdays 10:00-14:00
○ Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: 10:00-14:00 / 15:00-19:00
Acces only by boat and for free!
The road to Albaola is temporally closed, so this is the only way to access the museum. The boat-ride is a calm, 10-minute journey across the bay of Pasaia.
○ Boat pick-up point: “Muelle del Hospitalillo” dock in Trintxerpe
Prior booking necessary.
Due to the restricted number of people allowed in the museum, prior booking is necessary. If you would like to visit us, make your reservation to visit Albaola, boat-ride included, either by email or phone:
(+34) 943 39 24 26
Visit the Factory .
Boat service for free.
This summer 2020 your ticket includes a free boat-ride to and from the museum. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!
For greater ease, the groups have been arranged by language so that all visitors can enjoy a 20-minute explanation with a guide, included in your ticket.
Get in touch to pre-book your ticket:
(+34) 943 39 24 26
CHILDREN OVER 6, STUDENTS UNDER 25, people with diverse ability, large families, retired people, pilgrims, and unemployed people with proof.
CHILDREN UNDER 6
MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE
Summer 2020 access by boat
The road to Albaola is temporarily closed. Because of this, this summer we are providing a free boat service for our visitors to come to the Factory. All visitors will get the boat from the “Muelle del Hospitalillo” Dock in Trintxerpe at a pre-booked time. This dock is very close to the “Herrera” station of both the Euskotren and Renfe trains, the “Escalerillas” stop of the EKIALDEBUS buses, and the “Trintxerpe” stop of the E9 SAN SEBASTIÁN -> SAN PEDRO bus.
Without them, this adventure would be impossible to achieve.
Here all the companies and institutions who helped us during this journey.