The Marine Heritage Center is a global regulation project intended to reassess our heritage and the community’s natural and cultural resources.

  • Cultural resources are those that strengthen the character of the community’s inhabitants.
  • They can be touristic resources that offer the opportunity to learn about elements of the community’s heritage and history.
  • They are resources that have great pedagogical value and can be used for training.
  • They have the potential to stimulate the community’s economy and create job opportunities.


In this way, the Marine Heritage Interpretive Center has a triple function:

  • Recovery of heritage and cultural aspects.
  • Social aspects.
  • Economic aspects

Heritage, in addition to being the subject of regulation, is also considered a resource, a dynamic element of the economy and an element that aids in social cohesion. Lastly, its goal is the wellbeing of the citizens of Lekeitio and, at the same time, the development of a competitive goal to be able to comply with touristic expectations. Even so, the regulations designed to achieve community wellbeing are not limited to the field of tourism. They possess general qualities:

  • Through the regulation of different elements, Lekeitio will be able to maintain the infrastructures that possess an important historical value and that are endangered.
  • From the point of view of economic diversification, there exists an intention to develop the thematic resources being addressed from a touristic standpoint (accessibility, services, equipment, etc.) along with dynamic products.
  • From a social standpoint, the participation of all collectives and individuals in the community is desired.

The Marine Heritage Interpretive Center project is a broad one with a lofty purpose. The sea, linked to our cultural and patrimonial richness, and the act of educating others about our past while respecting the heritage that we have inherited from our ancestors, requires the participation of all of the groups involved, both public and private. As such, the features common to all seaside towns will remain portals to the not very distance past, but condemned to disappear due to the rhythm of modern life. Furthermore, in order to realize this project, the participation of citizens and entities related to the marine world is indispensable.

Information at the office of tourism:
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