Data of the Town





Lanestosa / Region: Encartaciones




Basque Country - Basque Country

Habt. / Ine 2004



Town hall


Manuela Saiz of Grooves, 1

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Lanestosa the dance of the Flowery Arches tourism and patrimony

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Lanestosa urban set

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"Of between the towns of the encartaciones it is the one that better his medieval origin preserves"

Lanestosa received the Town title on June 6, 1287, of hands of the Master of Biscay, D. Diego López Díaz de Haro, a privilege that he was answering to the interest to regulate the natural routes of penetration from Castile to the sea, across the port of Winches. When López de Haro founds this town, a stable population tries to consolidate to the edge of a way journeyed from much ancient and foreign properly to the Dominion: the one that joins the mountains of Burgos with the Cantabrico.

The narrow alleys of the urban framework straight and in most cases cobbled roads are designed in , and in them the royal palaces of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries coexist still with the house of popular character in those who emphasize the showy balconies covered to the Cantabrian style replete from flowers.

In the Town of Lanestosa they emphasize his houses, big houses and palaces as well as his urban tracing, paving and establishment. These constructions answer to the type that in Lanestosa they call house of farming different from other types of housing of the locality as are several ancient palaces, some small palaces of ends of XXth century and a few big houses of the same century. This type of houses was inhabited by worth farmers, re-turned from the middle of the XXth century in stockbreeders.


Church of San Pedro
The old bridge
Palace of The Hill
Lime: The lime one is a stove that was used to produce lime to to depart from limestone, so called process "calorización". Her proliferation of Lime in Basque Country took place from the S. XVIII after the popularization of the corn.

DANCE OF THE FLOWERY ARCHES: festivity of the Virgin of the Snow

This showy dance is executed by men dressed in target with gerriko and red handkerchief to the neck, which according to the tradition there must be given by the mothers or the fiancées. The dantzaris cimbrean with skill the arches, without losing the step and with a methodical advance and regression that there provokes the braided one and exchange of the hoops, prepared of bramble patch of wild tosa or wood of hazel of between 2,5 and 3 meters long adorned with mopboards of role of silk colored. (fte. to see links)

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