What to see in Pasajes San Pedro

Along the Basque coast there are small coastal towns that you must visit to get to know the culture and essence of this territory much better. Pasajes, and more specifically the Pasajes San Pedro neighborhood, is one of them, with a special history and incredible scenery.

A bit of the history of Pasajes San Pedro

The port of this small neighborhood is located between the Ulia and Jaizkibel mountains, which is why over the years it has been a good shelter for ships that crossed the Cantabrian Sea, even for pirate ships.

In front of it, is another of the famous neighborhoods in the area, in the case of Pasajes San Juan. The reality is that the conflicts over them have lasted for a large part of their history since, on the one hand, they wanted to be independent from San Sebastián, while San Sebastián reaffirmed their ownership. It was not until 1807 when King Carlos IV decided to unite both towns (San Juan and San Pedro) to create the new territory of Pasajes.

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Your current Church on ancient foundations

The current church of the town is a reconstruction carried out during the 18th century, the cause of the destruction of the original church being the numerous conflicts that occurred in the territory. Of the original building, only the door with the main façade remains, which is currently the entrance to the cemetery.

Museums closely linked to the sea

As it is a totally coastal town, most of its activities revolve around this way of life. One of these activities is a visit to two museums.

  • Albaola Museum: Pasajes San Pedro houses a great history related to whaling and the production of products derived from it, so in this museum you can discover many curiosities regarding it and witness the construction of a replica of a whaling ship.
  • Museo Ecoactivo Mater: It is an old bonito farm that has been converted into a museum and in which numerous activities and excursions are carried out.

La Plata Lighthouse

On one of the large rocks that make up the coastal landscape of San Pedro, is one of the most beautiful lighthouses on the entire north coast. An incredible structure that, while intimate, stands out from its natural enclave. The construction of this lighthouse dates back to 1855.

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Its great regatta culture

El rey de los deportes en esta zona es sin duda el remo, siendo las regatas uno de los eventos más multitudinarios y de mayor importancia. La principal y más famosa es la regata de la Concha. En el caso de Pasajes San Pedro, cuenta con uno de los mejores palmareses de la historia gracias a Aita Manuel. Este patrón de embarcación consiguió nueve regatas de la Concha, es por ello que el pueblo le rinde homenaje con una estatua sosteniendo el remo y mirando hacia el mar.

Cruzar en motora

Justo enfrente de Pasajes San Pedro podemos encontrar Pasajes San Juan. Una de las actividades imprescindibles es cruzar, no solo para visitarlo, sino porque además se trata de una ruta muy peculiar. El cruce se hace en tan solo unos minutos en una pequeña motora. Está en funcionamiento todo el año con un horario de 6:30/7:00 a 23:00/24:00. La compra de los tickets se realizan en el propio embarcadero antes de subir.

Disfruta también de Pasajes San Juan

Después de haber cruzado, es de obligación realizar también una visita a este otro barrio. Visitar su peculiar y pintoresco casco histórico es una de las actividades que puedes realizar de forma relajada y probar su increíble gastronomía. Además, para los más deportistas, pueden realizar paseos o rutas por la costa, pasando por el monte Jaizkibel.

You can enjoy these activities in Pasajes San Pedro and also discover many more if you take an excursion with a guided visit to Pasajes San Pedro since you will see and listen to interesting anecdotes from all over the territory.