Contact details

Calle Cuchillería 54, (Palacio de Bendaña)
01001  Vitoria, Álava - Araba  (Basque Country)
Tel.:+34 945203707
Fax.:+34 945181920




The origin of playing cards

Set in a 16th-century building, Bendaña Palace, this is the world's most important museum of playing cards.

The museum dates back to Don Heraclio Fournier, who founded an important printing press in Vitoria in 1868. Here, various collections show visitors the evolution of playing cards through history, in different countries, both in terms of manufacture and content/design. You can see all kinds of cards (old, bullfighting-related, satirical, parapsychological...), with special emphasis placed on the Spanish deck.

  • Designation: Regional museum
  • Content: Themed

Practical information


  • From Tuesday to Friday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 16:00 to 18:30
  • Saturday From 10:00 to 14:00
  • Public holidays and Sunday From 11:00 to 14:00
  • Closing days: Monday


  • General: €3
  • Reduced: €1
  • Admission free First Saturday of the month


Guided tours


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