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  • 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 ›
  • 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 ›
  • Enkatur • 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

    Visit the best Rolls-Royce collection.
    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 ›
  • 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 ›
  • Lanestosa

    Cozy medieval villa
    This rural village preserves a medieval street layout. Even if the smallest and least populated town in the region, the charming Lanestosa used to be a strategic settlement because of its locati… Leer más ›
  • Oficina de Turismo Enkartur

    • Teléfono fijo: 946 80 29 76

    Middle aged Towers

    Protection and status Balmaseda
    During the Early Middle Ages , the most powerful families in Las Encartaciones, grouped into classes and headed by an older member of the family or a Lord converted the area into a blood bath whe… Leer más ›
  • Muñatones Castle is perhaps the best-preserved bulwark in the Basque Country. The castle was the culmination of a long construction process, starting in the 14 th century amid the civil wars that r… Leer más ›
  • This town is divided into a low area and the surrounding hills, where some of the districts are. At an altitude of 210 metres, Cadegal enjoys unbeatable views of Ortuella – a place full of traces r… Leer más ›

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