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Enkarterri

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  • Casco histórico de Balmaseda

    It would perhaps be impossible to find a better definition of all that happens in the  town of Balmaseda during that period of time we call “Semana Santa”, or “ Holy Week ”. And, should eac… Leer más ›
  • Abanto-Zierbena

    Mining landscapes
    Mining is closely tied to the history of this municipality, where a visit should be paid to the Basque Mining Museum . The place is filled with curiosities and treasures from the times and is loca… Leer más ›
  • Alonsotegi

    Gateway to Encartaciones
    Right next to Bilbao, Alonsotegi greets the visitor to Enkarterri . As it winds to an end, the Cadagua River flows through this gateway town surrounded by mountains. This is a place of steep but d… Leer más ›
  • Junto al área recreativa de Bolunburu

    • Teléfono fijo: 946 80 29 76
    Welcome to Zalla ’s greatest treasure and one of the most outstanding Iron Age settlements in Enkarterri. This fortification dating from the 4 th century BC is delimited by a Wall and an oute… Leer más ›
  • Artzentales

    Postcards landscapes
    Artzentales may very well be regarded as the quintessential Basque rural town – hundreds of scattered cottages gathered in a plurality of distinctive districts, within a valley surrounded by rock… Leer más ›
  • Balmaseda

    First town in Biscay, founded in 1199
    Located between the coast and the inland , Balmaseda was destined to become a  settlement of great importance . Merchants and artisans met here on their way to bordering landlocked provinces or the… Leer más ›
    • Teléfono fijo: 946 802 976 E
    The Medieval Age saw the valleys of Enkarterri dyed red with blood. The countless tower-houses that are dotted throughout the region bear witness to bloody internal fighting between rival fiefdom… Leer más ›
  • Enkartur • C/ Martin Mendia 2 - Balmaseda

    • Teléfono fijo: 946 802 976

    Enkarterri, next to Bilbao

    The westernmost region of Bizkaia Balmaseda
    The westernmost tip of Biscay, Enkarterri (Las Encartaciones in Spanish) borders with Cantabria and Burgos, and comprises the following towns and villages: Abanto-Zierbena, Alonsotegi, Artzentales, B… Leer más ›
  • Galdames is home to breathtaking landscapes shaped by mining and to an Antique Car Museum that hosts one of the best Rolls-Royce collections in the world A former mining rural town, Galdames e… Leer más ›
  • Gordexola

    Great architectural heritage
    Life goes on placidly in this little valley loved by many for its tranquillity and location – 15 minutes away from Bilbao. The surrounding mountains and architectural heritage reveal a turbulent … Leer más ›
  • Güeñes

    Avant-garde art in Arenatzarte
    Like bordering Gordexola, Güeñes is home to many tower-houses bearing testimony to a violent past of factional fighting . De la Quadra Tower is perhaps the most representative sample, an outstan… Leer más ›
  • Indiano mansions

    Luxury houses
    Most of the houses remain inhabited and, therefore, well preserved. The celebrated ‘indiano’ mansions were built in the twilight of the 19 th century by former neighbours who had made a fortune in the Americas and then came back to flaunt their wealth – a competition of precious extrava… Leer más ›
  • Karrantza Harana

    A natural paradise
    The valley of Karrantza , the largest municipality in Biscay, covers an area of 137 square kilometres (85 square miles) divided into 16 parishes – although no more than 3 000 neighbours live in to… Leer más ›
  • Junto al área recreativa de Bolunburu

    • Teléfono fijo: 946 802 976
    The beautiful chapel of San Antonio de la Mella presides over this monument site located in Zalla , in a hollow surrounded by River Kadagua. It is a rare example of a private funerary chapel i… Leer más ›
  • C/ Funicular

    La Reineta funicular

    Old coal transport Trapagaran
    It is a railway for large slopes that was inaugurated on September 25, 1926 to communicate the mining village of La Arboleda with Trapagaran. Dedicated both for the traffic of goods and for … Leer más ›

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