Getxo Vacations

Getxo is part of Bilbao. It makes up part of a dynamic city that is home to 350,000 residents. Getxo is about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Bilbao’s central business district. If you are arriving by air, Getxo is 6 miles (10 kilometers) away from Bilbao Airport.

Getxo is a popular place to head to in Bilbao as many of the city’s star attractions are within easy driving distance. Two of the most popular attractions here are the marvelous Abra Getxo Marina and the incredible Getxo Aquarium. Two other recommended attractions you’ll find nearby Getxo are Vizcaya Bridge and Teatro Barakaldo.

Those interested in exhibits and shows will find many unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around Getxo. Stroll around and savor the atmosphere of Maritime Museum, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Basque Museum. Culture vultures will find plenty to cheer about at venues such as Arriaga Theater.

To surround yourself with nature, visit the nearby parks and reserves. These are good spots to relax. Nature lovers will want to check out the Dona Casilda Iturrizar Park, one of the places where families can enjoy a little slice of tranquility.

Holiday makers visiting the Getxo area should go and see Santiago Cathedral, Plaza Nueva and the Plaza Miguel de Unamuno. Bilbao features some fascinating relics from yesteryear; don’t miss Chavarri Palace. Those with a passion for faith and religion should visit the Iglesia de Begona.

Enjoy window shopping and purchase some original souvenirs in some of the nearby malls and markets such as Ribera Market.

Spend an afternoon with fellow sports fans at Estadio Nuevo Lasesarre, Barakaldo, cheering on local heroes, the Barakaldo CF. On game days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of yellow and black, as crowds join together to support their home-grown heroes.

Finding somewhere convenient to base yourself within Getxo couldn’t be easier. Take your pick from the Melia Bilbao, the Sercotel Coliseo, or the Silken Gran Hotel Domine.

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