The current old town precisely represents how it used to be a Medieval town, at the time when Bermeo came to be the capital of the Lordship of Biscay. Streets with irregular crossover slopes form one of the oldest and largest historic centres in the Basque Country.

The poorer fishermen’s houses contrasted with the firm walls of the tower houses that housed the nobility. A reliable example of this is Ercilla Tower. Along with the palaces and towers of the nobility, the religious architecture was the most important in Bermeo.

The pretty old port of Bermeo, full of colour and terraces, is the ideal place to enjoy a quiet time. Bar hopping and spending time with friends is one of the most deeply rooted customs in the Basque Country.