Basque Coast

Getxo

Puente Colgante

The Bizkaia Bridge or Hanging Bridge was built in 1893 by a pupil of Eiffel and it is UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2006. It is the oldest running transporter bridge in the world and you may enjoy wonderful panoramic views crossing the river along its uppermost span.

The Aixerrota Windmill 17th century. Nowadays it is a restaurant. Old Port in Algorta with their fishermen's white houses. The Neguri district different for its palaces and mansions that are along a boulevard close to the sea. The Seaport with nautical-sport facilities and leisure area with restaurants, pubs, cinemas, etc.


Plentzia

Plentzia

The village was founded in 1236 and conserves part of its picturesque medieval old town. It is located about 30 km from Bilbao and its beautiful beach and bay are the most popular tourist attractions.

Close to Plentzia in Gatika, it is Butrón Castle that was built in the late 19th century over an old Tower House. Located in the middle of a forest offers medieval meals.


Bermeo

Gaztelugatxe

Bermeo is an important fishing village. It is interesting to walk along the port and attend the arrival of the ships loaded with fish. At 7 or 8 in the morning and 6 in the afternoon, there is a very interesting fish auction. Bermeo's main attraction is The Old Town where you can visit the Fishermen Museum and also Santa Eufemia Chuch were Kings of Castile swore privileges of Biscay.

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe there are more than 200 steps scultured in the rock and on the top there is a little chapel, with breathtaking views.


Lekeitio

Lekeitio

Nice fishing village located between mountains. In the old town is Santa María de la Asunción Church from 15th century. It is a late Gothic style and has some beautiful Gothic-flamenco altarpiece.


Hondarribia

Hondarribia

Located in the Bidasoa river mouth. It is interesting to visit The Old Town with his typical houses. Balconies are of wooden beams with happy colours: green red or blue. Walls were built in the 16th century. Inside them it is the Carlos V Castle, nowadays transformed in a Parador de Turismo ( Inn of Tourism). The fisermen district is called Marina. Guadalupe Sanctuary is located in the nice Jaizkibel mountain.


Orio

Orio

Orio has a popular beach and it is a common holiday destination. It has the biggest campsite in Gipuzkoa. Remember visit The Old Town and walking through its narrow streets. It is one of the best places to taste a good sea bream.


Zarautz

Zarautz

It has the largest beach in Gipuzkoa and it is a paradise for surf lovers. There are a lot of buildings with great architectural interest like Torre Luzea 15th century. Santa María la Real Church that has a plateresco and Renaissance altarpiece.


Getaria

Getaria

Important celebrities were born in Getaria as the international fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga or the entrepid explored Juan Sebastián Elcano. Also, it is the best place to taste txakoli, because they are great producers. Totally recommendable visit San Salvador Church 15th century that is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in the Basque Country.