The oldest brick building in Boise, the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House is also part of the Basque Museum. Built in 1864, this ... More
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
The oldest brick building in Boise, the Cyrus Jacobs-Uberuaga House is also part of the Basque Museum. Built in 1864, this building served as a Basque boarding house from 1910-1970 when the Basques immigrated from the northern Iberian Peninsula, now part of Spain. The second largest community of Basque people in the world resides in the Boise area, and this museum, now mostly housed in an additional building, is the only one of its kind in the nation. Exhibits include artifacts from various cultural traditions and events.
My father-in-law is Basque and grew up in Spain. Our first visit to the Basque Museum was the day that he became a U.S. citizen. For me, it was so good to see the Basque culture presented in such a great way. This is a must see for anyone who finds him- or herself in the Boise area.
My experience with the Basque Center was centered around the bar. I'm a man who knows a good, relaxed place to have a drink when he sees one and this is IT. Plenty of seating (I recommend sitting at the bar though because of the), awesome bartenders, and some real history if you want it. If you have the opportunity, I highly suggest checking it out. And if Phil is behind the bar, ask for "Dr. Phil's Rum Punch", you won't regret it!
Great Trip I will come back again i was so excited for this trip i was already packed two weeks before i wsa leaving. my husband Jason didnt want to go until we actually got there and then he didnt wont to leave. we have been there 5 times in the last year and hope to go back soon.
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