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Getaria

Getaria
Basque coast

Getaria

For centuries this seafaring town was a whaling port.

Getaria is associated with a number of illustrious names and celebrities: Cristóbal Balenciaga, the father of couture fashion; Juan Sebastián Elkano, the first person to circumnavigate the globe; and Pepita Embil, celebrated performer of zarzuela and mother of the legendary tenor Plácido Domingo. For centuries this seafaring town was a whaling port. Today it is the centre of Txokolí wine production, excellent produce and grilled fish. Getaria is nestled between beautiful beaches, Txakolí vineyards and a mouse-shaped hill known as the ‘Ratón de Getaria'.

Selfies you must take in Getaria

  • Town centre
  • Church of San Salvador
  • Balenciaga Museum
  • Monument to Elkano
  • San Anton
  • Beach

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