fbpx
logo Santurtzi

Guided tours of Santurtzi and Portugalete

A visit to Santurtzi and Portugalete featuring the most iconic spots in the two towns.

Take a walk through Santurtzi and the Puente Bizkaia transporter bridge 

The tour begins at the famous PUENTE BIZKAIA transporter bridge, known popularly as the Puente Colgante or “hanging bridge”. It is a UNESCO world heritage site, and one of only 8 such bridges anywhere in the world. Take the lift up to 50 m above the river to see the pedestrian walkway and look down on the sails of the passing boats.  

The tour continues on the promenade on the other bank of the river in Santurtzi, with a look at the town’s seafaring past and a chance to sample the fish that the town is famous for: the fantastic sardines! You can hear about the time when Santurtzi was a major inshore fishing port, and the fishwives who sold sardines in the streets were celebrated in song. 

See the beautiful views over the El Abra Bay and the open-air sculpture museum. Don’t miss the FISHING PORT and the Reina Victoria Promenade, where the town’s seafaring past is plain to see. Visit a fishing boat drawn up on shore: the AGURTZA MUSEUM BOAT; and discover stories of pirates and buccaneers, fishwives and others whose livelihood came from the sea at the Interpretation Centre in the SANTURTZI MUSEUM OF THE SEA

Experience the aroma, the tradition and the people. Discover some incredible spots. 

The tour ends in typical Basque fashion with drinks and bar snacks (pintxo- pote), which are included in the experience. THE PINTXO is the ultimate bar snack: a bite-sized aperitif. 

This gives you the chance to blend seamlessly into the local customs and way of life as you get to know the old part of town with its wealth of traditional pintxos and learn about their origins and other curious details.

This activity is organised by the company Explora Norte, and can be for 1 or more people.

Código ético, Santurtzi

More information

Explora Norte
686 395 290

More activities & experiences

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.

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER

Get the latest news from us by e-mail.

Don’t miss the latest updates on events, activities and attractions in Santurtzi.

Use our discount coupons for meals, shopping and accommodation and win prizes in our contests and draws.

Everything you need to have a great time in Santurtzi.

Logotipo Santurtzi

The taste of the sea

Santurtzi is a town on the coast where you can enjoy the sea and the hills with urban and natural attractions, try exquisite seasonal fish dishes such as grilled sardines (the local speciality) and sample tasty bar snacks or pintxos.

You can also see the only traditional wooden sailing vessel open to visitors in Bizkaia and the Museum of the Sea, which features exhibits that show the maritime soul of the town and dramatised recreations of traditional fish auctions.

Or feel the unforgettable excitement of seeing a whale blow just a few metres away from you.

Take to the sea on one of our sailing trips or hire a venue for a musical performance or for your association.

Come to Santurtzi, an attractive, friendly town with the sea in its blood.

Ⓒ 2021 - Made by Inboost Tourism KO