Basque Country

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There are four important fishing villages in the Basque country which are Bermeo and Lekeitio. These villages have always been connected to the sea and a great sea adventure with maritime culture awaits you there. Thirty kilometers from Bilbao, you will find the village Bermeo, which is considered the best fishing spot and has one of the most important fishing ports along the Cantabrian. There, you can also visit the museum that displays all the historic fishing items that were used as well as the techniques that fishermen have been using for centuries. When you visit the port, you will find the boat Guria, which has been changed to an exhibition centre on whale hunting. You should also check out the multicolored funky designed boats.

Eight kilometers from the city centre, you will find the San de Gaztelugatve shrine where you can enjoy the beautiful view from the coastline and watch the sunset. Off course, you can’t leave without dining in one of the local restaurants that offer the best fish cuisine you will ever find! During the month of May, the fish festival takes place whereas during September, different festivities take place to honor the saint patron. You will probably find different parades with a lively audience and of course the best fish.

Thirty five kilometers from Bermeo, you will find the town Lekeitio which is known for its quiet and peace. The first thing you should visit is the Txatvo port and then head right away to San Talako shrine to watch the most beautiful sunset. Make sure you also go on the cliffs, as the view from there is spectacular and you can also see the Cittaslow towns of Spain. The Santa Catalina lighthouse is also an important landmark and is open to tourists all the time. Then you should head over to the historic quarter to visit all the fishing neighborhoods as well as the commercial areas where the locals go out.

Other places that you must see are the Basilica Maria which consists of the largest Gothic pieces in Spain. Off course, you can’t leave without trying the delicious fish cuisine here as well. Bermeo is best known for its tuna, anchovies, and the Atlantic fish mackerel. The best time to visit the city is during the month September, as this is when the festival of the goose goes on. There you will find all the fish markets displaying their best fish along with different parades and performances.
 

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This article was published on 2011/08/31