Mutriku Historical Walking Tour

Step back in time and learn about the history of this charming seaside village on the coast of Gipuzkoa. The walking tour will give you an inside look into the fascinating history of the town, its close ties with the sea and famous residents
Mutriku port
Noemi _mutriku -p

Noemi is one of the warmest and most knowledgeable guides of the Gipuzkoa coastline. A Mutriku local, her father was a pelotari player and she spent many years living in the US before returning to her hometown to start her own business. Animated and engaging she enjoys sharing her culture with visitors from around the world

The town of Mutriku was founded in 1209 by King Alfonso VIII of Castilla, located on the rugged Basque coastline it is bordered by steep mountains and the vast Cantabrian Sea. Mutriku flourished in the middle ages and became famous for its whaling industry. This walking tour takes you through the city to visit historical monuments and learn about its rich past.

The tour begins at the top of the town in the main square called the Txurruka Plaza, named after a famous Spanish noble. Enter the impressive Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, to visit works by famous artists including Zurbarán.

You will also see the palace of the Count of Mutriku and the Tower of Berriatua with its own Romeo and Juliet story. And wind your way to the port, one of the oldest in Gipuzkoa, where the world's first multi-turbine breakwater wave power station is located. Harnessing the power of the sea and converting it into energy it is the epitome of how Mutriku has transformed into modern times. Finally, enter a private fishing museum with the oldest auction machine in Gipuzkoa, a relic from the town’s seafaring history.

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Details & Reservation

Where: Mutriku. Basque Coast.
Length: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Minimum Recommended: 4 People
Languages: English, Spanish, Basque, German

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