A LOT TO SEE!
You can find great monuments, nature and unique experiences around Gorliz.
Delve into Basque heritage and traditions from Gorliz. There is much more to be seen and felt within a stone’s throw.
Bilbao, with Guggenheim Museum as a great international symbol, is the gateway to the Basque cultural universe.
Structured around its, the city has become a showroom for great architects, e.g. Norman Foster, Santiago Calatrava, Frank Gehry and Arata Isozaki among others, whose modern buildings waltz with the historical buildings surrounding the oldest part of the city, i.e. the 7 streets, the very heart of the city.
Discover the stunning location where Game of Thrones was filmed! You have to climb 241 steps to reach the 10th century chapel set atop this marvellous isthmus, a protected biotope.
Before or after the climb, stop at the view point to enjoy the wonderful bird’s eye views of the island.
Visit this town just 27 km from Gorliz to see one of the most unique edifications worldwide, namely Bizkaia Bridge. An iron construction built by a Bizkaian engineer, a disciple of Eiffel, which joins both banks of the Nervión estuary. If you don’t suffer from vertigo, cross the panoramic footpath 50 metres up or simply on board the gondola that ‘floats’ over the river.
From the ‘hanging bridge’, a stroll along the beach bordered by magnificent mansions belonging to some of the most important Bizkaian entrepreneurs brings us to the marina to finish in an old fishermen’s quarter which today houses numerous bars and restaurants.
Gernika is the symbol of Basque democracy. In 1937 the Nazi bombers in connivance with the guidelines of the coup conspirator General Franco bombarded the town of Gernika to rehearse the bombings they would perform during WWII, a tragedy reflected in Picasso’s Gernika.
Don’t forget to visit the Museum of Peace to learn about our history.
Bakio is halfway between Gorliz and Bermeo. Famous for its red Txakoli, this coastal municipality experienced a tremendous real-estate boom in 1970.
It was the most important fishing village in the Basque Coast of Biscay and it was created in 1236. This village was surrounded by walls in the 14th century, but only the portal San Joan remains.
Sopela stands out for its cliffs and beautiful beaches and it is also known as Sopelana, its former official name. It is one of the few coastal towns in Biscay that does not have a port. It is a well known town among surfers.
Built in 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, the “Iron Belt” also known as the “Defensive Belt of Bilbao” was a defence of fortifications of more than 80 km in length that crossed different localities of the Basque Country.
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Located in Gatika, in the Uribe region, halfway between Bilbao and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, this neo-Gothic castle is surrounded by a beautiful century-old forest in an idyllic space with native and exotic species.
This castle has become a must-see when it comes to visiting Bizkaia for the first time.