Tourism destinations


Gorliz is located on the coast of the historical territory of Bizkaia, in the Uribe-Costa region. Municipality with great tourist vocation, the beach attracts many people.

Gorliz offers different cultural treasures.

Elexalde neighbourhood is the town centre, where Iturritxu and Axeo palaces, dating back to the 19th century, are situated. Likewise, the magnificent church of the Inmaculada Concepción de Santa María and the Town Hall itself, next to the church, are outstanding constructions.

Historical heritage and beautiful coastal landscape

One of the most emblematic and characteristic buildings is located on the promenade: The Gorliz hospital. Another good example of heritage and coastal character is the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves or Andra Mari. Located in a privileged area in Andramari neighbourhood, this temple from the 11th century offers the opportunity to visit the bay of Gorliz and the estuary of the ria Butrón.

Nature lovers can make ecological trips through the different routes prepared in the surroundings of the village. Once discovered the nicest places, the still waters of the bay of Gorliz allow the practice of several nautical sports such as canoeing, bodyboard and SUP.

A number of festivities and traditional events take place throughout the year in Gorliz. The festivities of Santiago, in July, flood the streets of Gorliz with music and joy. Andra Mari neighbourhood holds its celebrations at the beginning of August.

Information of interest

Surface area
10.20 Km
No. of inhabitants