El Pobal ironworks

Ironworks demonstration


*Para la demostración en vivo de los Saturdays at 12:00.


El Pobal, now a museum, is home to a vivid exhibition bursting with artefacts from the ironworks

Presided over by a Romanesque bridge and two bakeries, the complex is divided into three distinct, although closely intertwined, departments:

  • The main building, where the foundry was set
  • The flour mill cabin, fully equipped and still working today
  • The Gothic-style Salazar Palace, built in the early 16th century to house the owners

El Pobal is more than a former ironworks turned into a museum – it transcends the foundry building and stretches over the surrounding fields, known by the locals as “sorginleku” or “home to the witches.” Water trickles down a 300-metre canal (almost 1,000 feet) from a small dam built on Barbadún creek, amid lush gardens filled with centennial trees.

El Pobal opened as a museum in 2004, after a thorough restoration sponsored by local and regional authorities. Two years later it was recognised with the third prize at the LivCon Awards, held in China, for its sustainable management of the local environment.

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Pobal Auzoa
Ctra. Muskiz - Sopuerta
48550 MUSKIZ (Bizkaia)


Mobile: (+34) 629 271 516



Schedule / Notes

April 15 to October 15:

  • Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 19:00.
  • Sundays and bank hollidays: 10:00 - 14:00.

Rest of the year:

  • Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 19:00.

Closed: Mondays - January 1st and 6th and December 25th.


❱ Weekday, afternoon saturdays and sundays:

General rate: €3,50.
Reduced rate: €2,50.
Under 12 years: free.

❱ Saturdays (guided tour with exibition):

General rate: €5,50.
Reduced rate: €3,50.
Under 12 years: free.