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Museum in Pasaia

Albaola Foundation

This terrific museum charts the history of Pasajes' whaling industry. At the centre of the story is the San Juan, a galleon that sunk off the coast of Newfoundland in 1565. Models and explanatory panels describe the…
Seafood in Pasaia

Casa Cámara

Managed by the same family for generations, Casa Cámara is built half on stilts over the Bay of Pasajes. The bulk of the menu is seafood based and the cooking is assured and traditional. The lobsters live in a cage …
Seafood in Pasaia

Ziaboga Bistrot

Pasajes is full of excellent seafood restaurants, but Ziaboga Bistrot is one of the best. And with a weekday lunch menú of just €20, it's also very good value. Outside of meal times, there's also tapas on hand (from…
Museum in Pasaia

Casa Museo Victor Hugo

French author Victor Hugo spent the summer of 1843 in Pasajes, lodging at this typical 17th-century waterfront house and working on his travelogue En Voyage, Alpes et Pyrénées. Sadly, his eldest daughter died in Sep…
Ship in Pasaia

Mater Museoa

Docked just south of San Pedro's ferry landing, this 33-metre-long former fishing vessel once plied the Cantabrian Sea and it now serves as a museum of sorts dedicated to fishermen and sailors. Guided tours show wha…
Seafood in Pasaia

Izkiña

With little porthole-style mirrors, old shipping maps and pictures of elegant schooners on the walls, there's no doubt that this white tablecloth establishment looks to the Bay of Biscay for its inspiration. The she…
Lighthouse in Pasaia

Faro de la Plata

It's quite a climb from Pasai San Pedro, but the views from around the lighthouse (closed to the public) are worth the effort. This is especially so when a large cargo ship slips through the cliff walls that form th…