The old port
It is the traditional fishing port of the town, where fishermen houses maintain their Medieval design and shape. It is here that the oldest fountain of Biscay is found, built in the late 16th century.
The houses are built on cliffs, attached to the rock of the land and with a strong slope. They are houses that are very high, with large vanes on the south façade, that have had the wood of the old windows and balconies replaced with iron railings. To contrast with the white limestone, the carpentry was painted in bright colours, green being one of the most usual, of which there are very few examples in Bermeo.
The “Tres cantos” fountain is the oldest conserved fountain in Biscay. It has three very blurry coats of arms. The central one is the imperial coat of arms (double-headed eagle of Charles V), the one on the left bears the emblem of the lordship being worshipped and the one on the right bears the arms of the town of Bermeo. It has been dry for a long time, its pipes long lost.