8 Museums of Gorbeia
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Interpretation Centre of Gorbeia Natural Park
945 430 709
From the town of Sarria, belonging to the municipality of Zuia, you can access the Interpretation Centre of Gorbeia Natural Park from the area of Araba.
The knowledge os Gorbeia goes through enjoying its legends, its art, gastronomy, rural environment or traditions, in order to understand the reason for the extraordinary conservation of this protected natural area.
April 1 to September 30:
from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-14:30 and 16:00-19:00.
October 1 to March 31:
from Tuesday to Friday (09:00-15:00).
Weekends: 10:00-14:30 and 15:30-17:30.
Basque Pottery Museum
Neighborhood Ollerias auzoa, 9. Elosu (Araba)
945 455 145
The museum of Basque Pottery is also located in a rural enclave of great natural beauty, between the Natural Parks of Urkiola and Gorbeia and reservoirs that are in Araba.
The building is an old restored pottery belonging to Blanka Gómez de Segura that has been open to the public since 1993. Built in 1711, several generations of the Ortiz family from Zárate worked in this pottery. One of the most interesting activities at the Pottery Museum is a visit to the production workshop. You will see potters at work while the techniques and work methods they use are explained.
Irubidaur Ethnographic Museum
Las Escuelas, 2. IZARRA (Araba)
945 437 297
*It is necessary to make an appointment in advance.
The Ethnographic Museum Irubidaur, opens in 1996 and presents the forms of traditional life and the history of the area.
The museum consists of a wide representation of objects and elements characteristic of the ways of life and know-how of our ancestors. These include those related to housing and household goods, agriculture, hunting, livestock, crafts and rail, which so much socioeconomic influence had in other times in Urkabustaiz.
Casa Oregi Etxea
Calle Domingo de Sautu kalea
945 43 01 67 / 945 43 04 40
Located in the “Casa Oregi”, in the urban area of Murgia, we enter the fabulous world of beekeeping and we can see where and how honey is produced in the area of Gorbeia.
It exhibits instruments and various elements traditionally used in the management of hives and in the preparation of honey and its derivatives. On the second floor of the museum is the diaporama with a story about the world of bees, honey and beekeeping in general.
March (starting on the 19th), April, May, June, September, October and November (first weekend):
Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and Easter (12:30-13:30).
July and August:
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 11:00 - 13:00
Other times: call 945 430 440 to request an appointment.
Interpretation Centre in Areatza
Gudairen Plaza, 1
946 739 279
In the Areatza square, there is the Interpretation Center of the Gorbeia Natural Park corresponding to the Territory of Bizkaia.
The center has three floors, each one related to an altitudinal interval in our ascension to the Cross:
Ground floor (0-500 m). The subsoil and the lower area: rivers and banks, the strength of the water, populations, mowing grasses...
First Floor (500-1000 m). The domain of the forest and its inhabitants. Forestry operations, geological formations ...
Second floor (1000-1481 m). The rocks and their capricious shapes, the caves and the mountain meadow that takes us up to the Cross.
Open every day 10:00 - 14:00 / 16:00 - 18:00.
Ethnographic Museum of Orozko
This Museum collects those elements, documentation and testimonies of life in the valley over time. It is a building with three floors, each one destined to reflect a theme: The Historical Heritage of the Valley, the Traditional Life and the inhabitants of the Gorbea Highlands.
So its main objective is that both current and future generations have knowledge of their ancestors, their traditions, and peculiarities. That knowing all this they can value it, conserve it and respect it, taking care of the environment as much of the Valley as of the Natural Park of the Gorbeia.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, Holidays: 10.00 - 14.00
Friday - Saturday: 10.00 - 14.00 / 17.00 - 19.00
July - August (Every day): 10.00 - 14.00 / 16.00 - 18.00
Groups: Concerted visits by calling the museum (946 739 279)
Aditu Archaeological Services
As part of the work of socialization of archeology, Aditu Archaeological Services incorporates a room and hall to its headquarters in Ubide where you can take courses on archaeological topics and temporary exhibitions about the deposits and materials with which they work.
In this way, they contribute to publicize our heritage and teach the techniques with which to know our history.
Consult previously (945 063 287)
Antzasti Euskaldunon Etxea Basque Traditional House
Antzasti Euskaldunon Etxea-Basque Traditional House offers an ethnographic experience focused on the concept of the house, ETXEA, a territory shared by all family members, with an unquestionably marked feminine meaning and permeable to the changes that occur in societies in which are located. Through a symbolic trip in the tram of Arratia we visit two contemporary but very different worlds, one belonging to traditional life and another to modernity. The visitor can enter each of the rooms of the homes of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries belonging to these two environments: the ancestral Basque farmhouse and the modernity of industrial Bilbao. A time capsule that teaches through carefully decorated and contextualized environments the way of living, having fun and working in this period of our history. A guided audiovisual visit where to live a first-person experience and imbue our culture and traditions.
This museum is located southeast of Bizkaia, in a unique enclave, surrounded by one of the most characteristic mountain ranges of Euskal Herria, at the gates of the Urkiola Natural Park and in front of the Gorbea Natural Park, specifically in the municipality of Dima-Barrio Artaun. A representative place of Basque culture, where tradition and mythology remain latent. A scenario where to know and recognize our roots, enjoy nature feeling the orography of our landscapes and enjoy our cuisine.
Guided tours every day of the week - It is necessary to make an appointment at least one day in advance.