the taste of the sea
The taste of the sea


Learn about the history and traditions of Santurtzi, a town with the sea in its soul.

Visit the fishing port and soak up the atmosphere.

Every day is different. You may find sailors mending nets, or see a boat offloading a catch of fresh fish.

Discover the seafaring soul of Santurtzi and find out why it is nicknamed bonita aldea [“the pretty town”].

Museum of the Sea
From pirates to sardine sellers, Santurtzi and the sea
A real fishing boat drawn up on shore
Whale watching
Get a close view of a whale blowing
El Bote Tours
See the local scenery from the river estuary.
Santurtzi, puerto pesquero
Enjoy a stroll along the sea front


Visit the park and the Reina Victoria promenade Take a stroll through the fishing port and the Fishermen’s Guild building, which maintain all its traditional seafaring atmosphere.

The building is also home to the Hogar del Pescador restaurant, the tourist information office and the auction room, where dramatisations of fish auctions are staged regularly.

Puente Bizkaia, Santurtzi
A Human Heritage Site


Take a pleasant stroll upstream from Santurtzi to the iconic Puente Bizkaia: the first transporter bridge of its kind ever built.

This gem from our industrial past which links the banks of the Nervión River estuary was declared a Human Heritage Site in 2006.

Built of almost 750 tonnes of rolled iron, it was completed in 1893 and is still in service today.


Places to eat


Our cuisine is one of the identifying traits of the Basque Country. There is a real passion for produce from the land and especially the sea.

Seasonal dishes stand out, with fresh fish taking centre stage and pride of place going to the local speciality: grilled sardines.

Our sardines
Discover our star product
Let's go for some pintxos
Fine cuisine in bite-sized morsels
Our restaurants
Pick your favourite place to eat in Santurtzi
Pintxos en Santurtzi

Looking for top quality? Discover Euskadi Gastronomika

A room with a view


Activities & experiencies
to enjoy in Santurtzi

Santurtzi Itsasoa Museoa -El Museo del Mar

Guided tours of The Museum of the Sea

The Museum of the Sea, Santurtzi Itsas Museoa, gives you an original view of the history of Santurtzi and its seafarers and helps you understand how the coastline has changed over the centuries.
Pesquero Agurtza, Santurtzi

The Agurtza Museum Boat

A fishing boat that has been converted into a museum and interpretation centre focused on the fishing and canning of white tuna. It is the only vessel of its kind in Bizkaia.
Santurtzi, El Bote Tours

The Bote Tours

Sign up for a trip with El Bote Tours and visit the municipalities of Bilbao, Getxo, Portugalete and Santurtzi by boat.
Ver ballenas en Santurtzi

Whale watching

Seeing a whale blow just a few metres away is one of the most exciting experiences that Santurtzi has to offer.
Spa Kabiezes, Santurtzi

Santurtzi SPA

An urban SPA in Santurtzi with swimming pool, jacuzzi, circuits, treatments, massages and first class equipment.
Monte Serantes, Santurtzi

Guided tours of Mount Serantes

Let us show you around: book one of our guided tours of Mount Serantes. Trails, tours and workshops for audiences of all types.

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