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Mutrikuko kaia

A pleasant fishing village, whose inhabitants formerly took part in whale hunting activities. To this day, fishing and related industries are still fundamental economic activities.

Mutriku is the birthplace of the eminent seamen Gaztañeta and Churruca, known throughout the world for contributions to shipbuilding, the former, and for his heroic performance in the Battle of Trafalgar, the latter.

Mutrikuko kofradia eta museoa

The Old Quarter of Mutriku is one of the best preserved in Gipuzkoa and the Basque Country as a whole. It is made up of two squares and narrow cobbled streets which link the whole village together down to the fishing port. In these charming streets of identifiable character we find palaces and houses of architectural interest that usher us along an unforgettable route: Galdona House, the Town Hall and the neo-classical church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, where a canvas by Zurbaran may be found.

Continuing towards the port, Churruca House, the Palace of Zabiel (16th century), Olarra-Mizkia House, the Palace House of Montalibet, Berriatua Tower and the Convent of Santa Catalina, whose main altarpiece contains two paintings from the Flemish School.

In this picturesque fishing village, gastronomy performs a fundamental role, and indeed, how could it be otherwise: quality restaurants and grills are spread throughout the town centre and the port, as well as in the surrounding rural neighbourhoods. The main specialities are monkfish and "Marmitako", and a variety of delicious fish dishes prepared in many different ways.

The important canning industry based in Mutriku is also noteworthy; tuna, tinned anchovies or caviar substitute are much sought-after products, thanks to their quality.