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On the Old Port of Bermeo rises the historic Ercilla Tower, declared National Monument in 1943, and whose walls enclose the rooms of the Arrantzale Museum since 1948.

This is one of the few museums in the whole world dedicated exclusively to show the scope, life and work of the Basque fishermen, describing their life and customs, their trade associations, the boats and the techniques they have used over time for the fishing and the commercialization of fish. We can also learn about the history of the Auxiliary Navy of Euzkadi, whose main nucleus was formed by Basque fishermen.

There is also a space dedicated to the history of the Ertzilla tower, building of the last period of the 15th century, purely urban and commercial, and the site of an illustrious family of merchants from where they are Fortún García of Ercilla or Alonso of Ercilla, author of the Araucana.

In 1985, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia carried out works destined fundamentally to fix the roof and take advantage of spaces; and between 1994 and 1995, restored the facades of the Tower. Recently the building has been restored again to rescue its primitive appearance, having remodeled the permanent exhibition using the most modern expographic techniques.



Address: Ertzilla Dorrea. Torrontero Enparantza 48370 Bermeo

Tlf: 946881171

E-mail: arrantzaleenmuseoa@bizkaia.eus

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General schelude:

  • Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00-14:00/16:00-19:00
  • Sundays holidays: 10:00-14:00
  • Mondays: closed

Special schedule for December bridge Christmas:

  • December 6 8:10:00-14:00
  • December 24 31:10:00-14:00

September 9 CLOSED for local holiday.



  • Guided visitis (by appointment only). Tuesday to Friday.
  • Workshops for families.
  • Boutique.
  • Library.
  • Adapted access.
  • Rental spaces.


General: 3,50€

Discount: 2€ (persons aged under 26, over 60 groups of more than 10 people). Please contact us for other circunstances.

Free: Saturday, for under 12’s. Please contact us for other circunstances.

School goups: 1€ per student.

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