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Santurtzi

  • Santurtzi Town Hall
  • Oriol Palace
  • Santurtzi Park
  • Marina
  • Fishing port
  • Santurtzi
  • Santurtzi fishing harbour

Santurtzi

Santurtzi is located in the historical territory of Bizkaia. More exactly, on the left shore of Ibaizabal-Nervión Ria at the foot of Serantes Mountain (451m).

 

It is known all over the world because of its port. Not in vain, it is the nerve centre of the fishing activity. Moreover, the port has also a marina. We can enjoy this environment walking through the marina walk or, rather, by means of a boat trip.

 

Monuments and outdoor Sculptures

 

Afterwards, we can go into the town in order to know, first-hand, its different monuments. We begin the visit with the church of San Jorge, which dates back to 1075. We carry on with the Town Hall (building from the beginning of the 20th c. with two cupolas of black slate and glazed windows inside), the Oriol palace or the monument consecrated to the virgin of El Carmen, patron saint of Santurtzi. Every 16th July, fishers take an image of her in an emotive procession in honour of deceased arrantzales.

 

Further on, along Iparraguirre Walk we will find the monument to La Sardinera, "con la falda remangada, luciendo la pantorrilla..." (with the skirt rolled up, showing the calf) as the traditional song says.

 

Finally, we'd like to emphasise Santurtzi's peculiar sculpture museum. It does not consist of a specific building; instead, we're talking about an open-air museum with fourteen sculptures displayed in different spots of the town. National and international artists donated their works for the general public's enjoyment.


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Surface area:

6.80

No. of inhabitants:

47101