Sardines from the Bay of Biscay are not available all year round. The season runs from June to November, though the fish are at their tastiest in mid July around the time of the Feast of Our Lady of Carmel, the patron of Santurtzi.
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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.