Data of the Town





Muskiz / Region: Encartaciones




Basque Country - Basque Country

Habt. / Ine 2004



Town hall


There swept Saint John, 2

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The municipality of Muskiz has a surface of 21,50 km2. There is located in the Vale of Somorrostro, in the part more northwest of the Historical Territory of Biscay. Cantabrico limits to the North with sea, to the east with Abanto and Ziérbena and Ziérbena, on the West with Cantabria and on the South with the municipalities of Galdames and Sopuerta (Encartaciones).

The basin of the Barbadún is during the Top Paleolithic territory of development of a human group who was living of the hunting and the compilation and had his basic camp in the Arenaza cave.
The most ancient remains found in Muskiz belong to a period very later, so called Eneolítico-Bronce, and that ends mend to of the IV - IIIrd millenium B.C.

Until the IXth century there is a big documentary gap. In the chronicle of Alfonso III, c. 880, they informs that his predecessor Alfonso I repopulated Carranza and Sopuerta. The first written document in which he arranges to meet to the vale of Somorrostro, of which Muskiz is an only one part, is dating in 1068.

Civil and religious patrimony to be visited:

Castle of Muñatones
House - tower of The Pobal
House - tower of Santelices
House - tower of Memerea

Palace of the Salazar
Palace Buried (XVIIIth century)
Palace of Treto
Palace of Alvarado (XVIIIth century)
Palace of Lavalle
Palace of Llarena (1727)
Palace of Lavalle
Villar's palace
Palace of of Musques-Muñatones
González's palace or Knave (1726)

Solar house of Memerea
Solar house of Sendeja (1747).
House of Oyancas (XVIIIth century).
House of Musques-Murga
House Barandica
House Álvarez of the Wine vault
House of Urioste
House of Achiga
House of Salazar (1646)

Church of San Julián of Muskes
Church of Saint John Bautista
Church of San Nicolás of Bari
Chapel Our Lady of the Help
Chapel Our Lady of the Asunción
Chapel San Jose

Muskiz, like the rest of the Historical Territory of Biscay, to was finding in the Cantabrian cornice it has a climate mesotérmico, moderated as for the temperatures and very rainy. It is named a humid moderate climate without dry station, being the winters soft, not excessively warm summers and the moisture relatively high.

Due to the characteristics of this type of climate, there turns in one of the most attractive natural tourist resources for persons who approach our coasts proceeding from areas warm. (fte. to see official link)

Nuclei: Muskiz, Saint John of Muskiz, The Rigada, Pobeña, San Julián, Santelices, Cobaron

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