In the 19th century, with the industrial revolution underway, Bizkaia needed a major port for the large-scale export of iron-ore and for importing the coal required by the nascent steel works.
This led to the ambitious and demanding task of building the commercial port, which has been transformed and refurbished to meet the requirements of the day.
The port offers a programme of tours which can be viewed at www.bilbaoport.es
Santurtzi has an extensive cultural, sporting and entertainment
activities program, aimed to all audiences. Check here all the
Basque cuisine is another of our highlights. Local restoration is
Santurce has be​​en
one​ of the towns that has had more boats dedicated to inshore