Getxo is one of the gastronomy centres in Bizkaia, with innumerable bars to savour its popular pintxos; in its famous Old Port you can find restaurants specialising in fish and seafood and you can try out the vast range of more traditional Basque cuisine.
Our town, built between cliffs and skirted by the majestic Nervión River Estuary mouth until it merges with the southern waters of the Bay of Biscay, holds a great wealth of monuments due to its past as a residential district for the industrial bourgeoisie with a history anchored in its seafaring roots.
Its diverse neighbourhoods, each with their own unique character, comprise a town full of unforgettable enclaves, scattered over 11 kilometres squared, whose length and breadth are easily traversed by vehicle or metro.
The neighbourhoods in Getxo are:
An age old seafaring spot, Algorta is a district bubbling with life. Strolling through Plaza San Nicolás square, getting to know its Old Port and walking the cliffs to the Aixerrota Windmill are visits tourists should never miss.
The peculiar farmhouses dotting this district, together with its vast expanses of countryside and nature, make this residential district one of those most frequently visited by tourists to do sports and visit the ruins of the Galea Fort.
Las Arenas – Areeta:
This district is known for its Hanging Bridge and the majestic buildings there that line the Nervión River Estuary. The town’s shopping centre, Las Arenas is a tourist reference point.
Raised for workers and employees of the "Bilbao-Las Arenas" railway, it retains its characteristic Casas Baratas (cheap houses), dated in 1924. Next to them a first level equipment, the RKE–Romo Kultur Etxea, with leisure, cultural, educational and social services.
This district is renowned for being the home of great mansions and architectural monuments. Its past as a residential area of the bourgeoisie and great industrial families, make Neguri a unique place in terms of its architectural value.
Getxo is exceedingly well connected via a modern metro line for visiting its various districts with the following stops in its different neighbourhoods:
Our Tourism page describes a multitude of leisure and sports activities and unique visits to enjoy our town.
What to see
What to do
Our Tourist Information Office has qualified staff capable of addressing any query you may have so if you are planning a break in Getxo, don’t hesitate to contact us here.
Welcome to Getxo!