A century old factory


La Encartada is a textile factory of the nineteenth century that has preserved almost intact its image and technological endowment. Buildings, machinery, workers' colony...are today part of an industrial museum whose visit transports us to the time of its foundation, with pulleys, belts, turbine and original machinery and running.

La Enkartada is located in a beautiful natural setting by the waters of the Kadagua River, which with the force of its current powered the sophisticated machinery of the factory. In its vicinity, the old workers' dwellings and a chapel remain.

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Fabrica de Boinas La Encartada
Barrio de Peñueco, 11
48800 BALMASEDA (Bizkaia)


Phone: (+34) 946 800 778



Schedule / Notes

❱ Winter (November 1st to April 30th):

  • Tuesday to sundays: 10:00 to 14:00.
  • Mondays: Close.

❱ Summer (May 1st to October 31st and friday and saturday of the Holy Week):

  • Tuesday to saturday: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00.
  • Sundays: 10:00 to 14:00.
  • Mondays: Close.

❱ Closed: on January 1st, January 6th and Decembre 25th.

Services / Extra information

❱ Duration: 1 hour.
❱ Lenguajes: spanish, basque and english.


❱ General rate: €5,50.
❱ Reduced rate: €3,50 (under 26 years, over 60 years, unemployed, retired, groups over 10 people).
❱ Free: under 12 years, and fridays.