What do you think of Getxo?
Find out what some influencers think of Getxo!
“I love Getxo because it has the sea and the mountains close at hand. I love to go to have a drink and a bite in the Old Port, that is a very beautiful spot. The skatepark has been very important to me. I spent a lot of time there as I was growing and it is where I discovered surfing. This part of Getxo is very symbolic in my life."
Sisters and the City
"It was love at first sight between Getxo and Sisters and the City. Five neighbourhoods of great architectural beauty and different atmospheres. It is a real pleasure to spend time discovering its beaches, strolling along its streets with its elegant mansions, enjoying a good meal, walking along its dramatic clifftops, and ending up in its delightful shops. The perfect spot for a getaway. Don’t forget to have a kalimotxo [red wine & coke] in Algorta’s Old Port, where, as the story goes. it was invented. That sparkling drink is part of our culture and is one of our favourites."
Composer and Goya Prize Winner
“Since I was a child, I have been lucky enough to enjoy lots of cultural events that have helped me to become who I am today. Muxikebarri is one of my favourite areas of Getxo and where you can enjoy first-class music. It is a magical place brimming with excitement and dreams. Getxo combines the best of a city and a small town, as it hosts famous festivals in a welcoming and lively setting.”
Pipper on tour
“The charter town is a perfect place to live: packed with green areas and beautiful mansions and houses built by the gentry a century ago. One of my favourite buildings is the Castaways House and Lighthouse of Arriluze, on the Arriluze Dock.”
“What I think stands out about Gexto are its beaches and its cliffs. In summer, I love to enjoy the sunsets from Azkorri beach with my friends. Las Paellas is one of the best events in Getxo. It is an international paella competition held in Aixerrota. Hundreds of groups of friends take part to compete for the Best Paella.”
“My favorite place in Getxo is the Paseo de Zugatzarte, I love it. It has a lot of meaning for me, because I have lived here since I was born. I have pleasant memories of being with my parents and siblings walking to the Old Port every day.”
Borja Hernández Urrutxurtu
Entrepreneur, designer and artisan pleater
“Whenever I am visited by a friend coming to Getxo for the very first time, I always recommend three must-see outings: the wonderful promenade along Ereaga Beach, the breath-taking Bizkaia Bridge, which I think you simply have to see, and the stunning cliffs at La Galea because they provide some unbeatable vantage points and views.”
Chef and Winner of MasterChef Senior 2
“I’ve been passionate about cooking ever since I was a child. My favourite places in Getxo … I love the Old Port - Puerto Viejo, I think it is one of the prettiest spots to visit because it has a certain charm that other places can’t match. I also like going for a walk on the beach in Las Arenas; hardly anyone used to come here, but now it’s very clean, the water has also improved.”
You can follow all their experiences in Getxo Turismo’s Instagram account @visit.getxo