Leaving from Santurtzi
This trail starts at the church of San Jorge in Santurtzi town centre. This Romanesque church is home to a much-venerated figure of Our Lady of Carmel.
Beside the church stands the Casa Torre (“Tower House”), a sober, baroque style mansion built in 1760 which still bears a fine coat of arms. This building is now used as an exhibition hall and cultural event venue.
Walk on through the traditional FISHING PORT, which is famous for its sardines.
The colourful fishermen’s guild building presides over the port, giving it a unique atmosphere. It also houses the Museum of the Sea and its interpretation centre.
A visit to this museum gives you an idea of just how closely the fishing community, with its traditional work and customs, is linked to the sea, of how the coastline has changed and of how this in turn has changed the lives of local people.
Now take the seafront promenade to the AGURTZA MUSEUM BOAT. Guided tours are available of this boat, which is one of the last traditional wooden fishing vessels on our coast.
They include explanations of the lives of our fishermen and of different fishing methods