Founded in 1730, Martina de Zuricalday Patisserie is the oldest traditional patisserie in Euskadi. With its chocolate éclairs, macaroon pyramids, subtle fruit-based desserts and flaky buttery croissants, this wonderful temple of pastries and cakes has earned a reputation as one of the most iconic pastry shops in Bilbao. Supposedly, King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain had in common a great love for Martina de Zuricalday´s classic recipes.
The crowning glory is definitely the “Bollo de Mantequilla” -creamy butter bun-which has been baked the way it was 200 years ago. Other remarkable and suggestive pastries served at Martina de Zuricalday are the creamy meringue cakes -called “Ruso”-, the traditional “Palmeras” -heart-shaped puff pastries- and the “Carolina” -a typical cone-shaped meringue pastry-.
The secret of these beautifully designed pastries lies in choosing the highest quality products. Their recipe has been treated with great respect in order to ensure that taste remain the same through the generations. Try one of these classic pastries and you will fall in love with it for the rest of your life!
Saint Valentine´s Day
Our Saint Valentine´s Cake
We always celebrate every special ocassion with wondruous creations such as this strawberry cake. The treat was beautifully decorated and tasted heavenly.
Remember: There´s a 50% discount on all its products on Tuesdays!
Martina de Zuricalday has four adorable shops in Bilbao. My favourite one is conveniently located at Plaza San José, 3.