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Castillo de Arteaga
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Castillo de Arteaga

SpainGautegiz Arteaga

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Castillo de Arteaga (Bizkaia)

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13 Rooms
Garbiñe Azcuenaga
“A palace with a bird-populated area at a ria”
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The marble whiteness of the Castillo de Arteaga, with its 13th century Gothic tower, rises dramatically out of the Basque Country’s Ria Urdaibai reserve with its narrow lush green valleys opening up into wide estuaries. Napoleon III and Eugenia de Montijo had it rebuilt when their son was proclaimed an honorary citizen of Biscay. Out of this castle, Garbiñe Azkuenaga has created a stunning hotel, masterfully combining period furniture with contemporary design. Spend your days exploring the surrounding area: cliffs, rivers, marshland and meadows. In the evening, enjoy a superb dinner in the castle's restaurant or a wine tasting in the well-stocked cellar.
Castillo de Arteaga

Unique in the world: A stunning hotel, masterfully combining period furniture with contemporary design.

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excellent attention to detail, extremely friendly staff, especially Bito the manager of the property. Bito made us feel at home an ... Read
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Member Relais & Châteaux since 2012

Gaztelubide 7
48314, Gautegiz Arteaga
Tel.: +34 94 624 00 12

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This beautiful eighteenth century building, once owned by the Emperors of France, is surrounded by city walls and turrets from medieval times. Surrounded by nature in the exquisite setting of the Urdaibai estuary, it is within walking distance of the wonderful beaches of Laida and Laga, and just a few kilometres from iconic cities such as Bilbao and San Sebastian. The Castillo de Arteaga has 13 rooms, and each one is different. Guests can enjoy original interiors, with wood and stone panelling, and a varied menu based on fresh regional produce, with fish and meat taking centre stage.

Our commitments

Castillo de Arteaga takes part in a Basque program called Lehen Aukera that teaches job skills to young people under 30.

The Lehen Aukera program, financed by the Basque employment agency (Lanbide) and the European Union, works to find jobs for young adults aged 16-30 who are unemployed and not enrolled in schooling or a vocational training program. Eligibility for the subsidies is dependent on being hired with an apprenticeship or permanent employment contract in jobs related to their field of study. By recruiting young people as apprentices through this government program, Castillo de Arteaga is improving their employability and their chances of finding steady work.