Agurtza fishing technique interpretation centre

Santurtzi has been one of the ports in Bizkaia with the highest number of vessels devoted to off-shore fishing; at its highest the figure was approaching 50, with crews totalling almost 200 men. Until the beginning of the 20th century, the Trainera was an essential tool in this activity; it was replaced by vessels propelled by steam or internal combustion engines, which enabled greater loads and less manpower, and subsequently by motor-powered vessels.

As an example of these boats, we have the Agurtza. This is one of the last of the traditional wooden fishing vessels left on our coasts, forming part of our heritage.

Free entrance

Reina Victoria Kalea, 48980 Santurtzi, Bizkaia
+34 944 83 94 94
Guided tours all year round. From September to June weekends 11.00 a.m., 12.30 p.m. From July to August and Easter week from Monday to Sunday: 11.00 a.m., 12.30 p.m. 24, 25, 31 December and 1, 6 January closed

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