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“We drove to Bermeo; on the way we found an excellent restaurant where we enjoyed Basque food and wine” Ernest Hemingway, 1959 During their stay in Bilbao in 1959, Hemingway and the group that travelled with him took a trip to Busturia, Mundaka and Bermeo. In Busturia he visited the Txirapozu palace, the home of his great friend the painter José María Ucelay; in Mundaka he went to the Casino and the graveyard to find the grave of his close friend, the priest Andrés Untzain; and in Bermeo he enjoyed one of his great gastronomic passions: ice cream, in this case in the Pereira ice cream parlour. Hemingway was able to enjoy the beauty of Urdaibai and of the towns that comprise this Biosphere Reserve. These 22,000 hectares form a mosaic of cliffs, beaches, rivers and subterranean waters, which converge with the estuary with caves and natural forests. Its 15,000 years of history and coexistence between humans and the natural environment have led to an important architectonic, historical, cultural and artistic legacy. It also has a delicious gastronomic offer and a fascinating range of leisure activities: cycle or walking routes, surfing or bird watching, to name a few.


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