Attractions

Top Choice Natural Feature in Bermeo

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

On the road between the small towns of Bakio and Bermeo is one of the most photographed features of the Basque coast: the small island of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Attached to the mainland by a short causeway, this …
Park in Bermeo

La Tala de Bermeo

Once a lookout for spotting whales off the coast, this small leafy park has recently been decorated with massive murals depicting the whale hunt. Artists Luis Olaso and Óscar Martín painted the ten black-and-white m…
Chapel in Bermeo

Ermita de San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

A few kilometres beyond Bermeo, this historic chapel is perched high atop the islet of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Built by the Knights Templars in the 10th century, it'…
Ship in Bermeo

Aita Guria

This replica of a whaling ship (not quite full size) gives a taste of what life was like for the 60 or so sailors aboard this triple-masted vessel of the 17th century. Visits are by 45-minute guided tour (in Spanish…
Museum in Bermeo

Museo de Pescadores

Small but absorbing, the Museo de Pescadores offers an overview of Bermeo's past and its development as a fishing village. It's located in the handsome 15th-century Torre de Ercilla, steeply uphill from the waterfro…