Places you should not miss
Walkway of Bizkaia Bridge
The Bizkaia Bridge is one of the most outstanding constructions from the European Industrial Revolution and of iron architecture. Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.DISCOVER IT
Old Town of Portugalete
The steep Old Town on Portugalete is, together with the Bizkaia Bridge, one of the most interesting places in the city.DISCOVER IT
Rialia. Industry Museum
RIALIA Industry Museum is a historic-artistic centre which seeks to recover and disseminate the remains of our industrial past.DISCOVER IT
Palacio Casa Torre (history interpretation centre)
An austere baroque palace built in 1760, with a beautiful coat-of-arms. Completely restored in 2011, it now houses an Exhibition Room and a History Interpretation Centre.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 18:15 – 21:30. Saturdays: 9:00 – 14:00 / 18:15 – 21:30. Sundays, bank holidays and in August: Monday-Saturday: 9:00-14:00.
Admission: free (€)
Spectacular view of the bay, the coast and Greater Bilbao. A strategic vantage point overlooking the whole coast. Its fortifications, built up over the centuries, can now be explored thanks to 38 km of signposted pathways. (Santurtzi Nordic Walking Centre)
Admission: free (€).Pole hire: 1 €, at Santurtzi Tourism Office.
Palacio de Oriol
This Victorian-style palace built in 1902 tells the story of Biscay’s Golden Age, when upper class tourists used to visit the town to “take the waters of the Cantabrian Sea”, as prescribed by their private doctors. From its observation balcony there are magnificent views of the whole of El Abra.DISCOVER IT
Santurtzi Sea Museum
Submerge yourself in Santurtzi’s seafaring past. Lemanes (coast pilots), corsairs, sardineras (women sardine sellers) and the people from the sea will accompany our visit.DISCOVER IT
Agurtza Fishing Centre
Discover the traditional Agurtza tuna fishing boat, one of the last traditional wooden fishing boats which remains on our coast, which was built in Lekeitio in 1968 and converted into a Fishing Interpretation Centre.DISCOVER IT
Punta Begoña Galleries
Don’t miss the opportunity to go inside and find out about the improvement plan which is being carried out in this famous and emblematic place in Getxo, a symbol of the period of economic transformation at the beginning of the last century.
Book your guided tour here
Click here to play A WALK THROUGH THE GREAT VILLAS, an audio-guided tour with interpretative panels that will help you learn more about Getxo’s most emblematic buildings.
Come to discover over 27 living samples from nature, exhibited in 27 different aquariums, to the delight of your senses…DISCOVER IT
Old Port of Algorta
Algorta’s Old Port has survived the passing of time keeping all of its charm. This neighbourhood, with its brightly coloured houses and narrow streets, is one of the favourite places to come on the weekend due to the large number of people from Getxo and visitors who come together for a drink, eat pintxos (bar snacks) or to simply stroll and enjoy the great visits of the Abra.
Don’t miss the dramatised tours of the old harbour, every Sunday from 3 June to 14 September, http://www.getxo.eus/es/turismo/que-hacer/visita-teatralizada-puerto
Relax on Ereaga Beach in Getxo, between the old Algorta harbour and the Arriluce breakwater: a place surrounded by palaces and mansions, with Mount Serantes and Portugalete as a backdrop.DISCOVER IT
Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum
Visit the Ría de Bilbao Maritime Museum, a unique look into all the excitement of the sea as seen through Bilbao’s tidal river and port.DISCOVER IT
Explore Bilbao Cathedral with cutting edge audioguides in 6 languages.DISCOVER IT