The Big Villas Promenade

Along the Quays of Las Arenas and Arriluze you can discover some of the best examples of its mansion-house architecture, built during the halcyon days of this neighbourhood of Getxo, between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. The mines, the blast Furnaces, the transport, the banks, the electricity being the foundation of the business of the most powerful and the richest families of the state.

Getxo tourism offers an audioguided tour involving 29 information panels that help to understand the architectural styles that prevailed at that time: eclecticism, traditional English architecture and regionalism, as well as its most renowed architects, the contemporary social contexts, etc. For other tours see website of Getxo tourism.

The Big Villas Promenade
Muelle de Las Arenas
48930 Getxo
+34 (0) 94 - 4910800

Recommended duration of visit:1,5 Hours
Duration of a guided tour:90 Minutes
Access for persons with disabilities:For details see website
Infrastructure for children:

The area is freely accessible at all times
Guided tours (charge) are offered by Getxo tourism

  • Guided tours optional
  • Tours in other languages
  • Guided tours for children