It is worth going to the center of Santurtzi to enjoy the beautiful views of the Abra Bay, especially from the Palacio de Oriol, an elegant and famous building that evokes an era where the Bay of Biscay became an exclusive summer place for rich and bourgeois families.
Today all of us mortals can go and enjoy these places. Today, the beautiful building from the end of the 19th Century is a modern NH hotel. If you are not staying there, don’t worry, because you can enjoy its beauty from the bar or restaurant, walking around it admiring its excellent viewpoint.
I left the car in the lower part, near the port and I felt like going up the steep slopes to reach this place where, besides the palace, there are various impressive buildings, gardens and parks that make they walk more enjoyable, with great views of the ria and the Biscay Bridge.
In the palace’s garden, there is a stand with tourist information as well as the San Juan de Dios Hospital. It is a beautiful walk with magnificent views!
This hotel is strategicly and excellently located. It is a modest 2-star hotel only 10 minutes from the important city of Bilbao as well as 15 of its beaches. It was recently opened in the town of Santurce and has excellent access from Highway same. The rooms have a modern and comfortable, with direct access from the parking lot.