BISCAY

Data of the Town

Berriz

Town

Berriz

Municipality

Berriz / Region: Durangaldea or region of the Duranguesado

Province

Biscay

Community

Basque Country - Basque Country

Habt. / Ine 2004

4540

 

Town hall

Direction

Margarita Maturana, s/n

ZIP code

48240

Phone

946824036

Fax

946827950

Office Tourism

To contact with telf. quoted

Official web

Berriz

Web of Interest

 

E-mail municipality

idazkaritza.berriz@bizkaia.org
   

Municipality vizcaino placed in the high course of the river Ibaizabal, on both sides.
The river Ibaizabal receives to his step along flowing numerous Berriz that descend from the hillsides of the mount Oiz, standing out between them, Magunas and Akelkorta.

The first indications of human presence that state in territory on which the porch spreads at present mend to the megalithic epoch. There are the Iturzuriaga dolmens and Mistress Birjiñen Baso and the tumulus of Ipinarrieta, in the hillsides of the Oiz,

At the end of the XVIIIth century fifteen chapels are quoted: Andra Mari of Andikona, San Miguel of Okango, San Antonio of Olakueta, the St Lawrence of Mendibil, Saint John Bautista de Murgoitio, San Pedro of Isunza, Her Ascension of Urdaiaga, St Kitts of Gorliz, Saint John Bautista of Zengotita, St Martin of Gerediaga, San Pedro of Berriz, San Jorge of Amezua, St Martin of Lasuen and San Fausto of Eitua.

Of interest we quote:

Church of Saint John Evangelista: founded in the XIIth century, it was rebuilt and extended in 1550.
Ancestral houses: Cengoitia, Ochaitia, Hereinaga, Gomendio, Arriaga, Uribe and others.
Church of Santa Maria of Andicona: of ogival style, rebuilt in 1560, with bulrush and window of arches lobulados.
Chapel in ruins of S. Juan Bautista de Murgoitio.
Chapel of San Fausto of Heitua, rebuilt in 1766.
Chapel of Saint John of Cengotita-Bengoa: headstone recently deciphered. (fte. to see the links)

Nuclei of Bérriz: Berriz-Olakueta, the St Lawrence, Eitua, Okango, Andikoa, Sarriá, Murgoitio

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