Monument to Elcano – Getaria

Monument to Elcano - Getaria

Monument to Elcano – A Monument Marking the 4th Centenary of Elcano’s Circumnavigation: One of the most important historical figures in Getaria is Juan Sebastián Elcano, the first man to circumnavigate the globe in 1522.  In Getaria there are two statues commemorating Elcano, one in Plaza Elcano dating back to 1861 and built by Antonio […]

Getaria – A Town of Fishermen, Navigators and a Couturier

Getaria, Gipuzcoa

Getaria is Famous as the Birthplace of Elcano and Balenciaga: On route from Bilbao to San Sebastian, we travel through Getaria, a medieval, walled coastal town in the province of Gipuzkoa. One of Getaria’s most famous sons is Juan Sebastián, Elcano the first man to circumnavigate the globe in 1522. In the town are statues […]