Balmaseda

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Balmaseda is a town in Vizcaya, Basque Country.

A small and charming Basque town near the border with Burgos. Nestled in the mountains, it is an excellent base for exploring the wilderness.

Get in[edit]

  • By bus BizkaiBus has service between Bilbao bus terminal and Balmaseda. Balmaseda does not have a bus station, so the drop-off point is the same as the pick-up point.
  • By train FEVE runs two trains an hour to and from Bilbao (Santander Station).


Get around[edit]

Balmaseda is small, so walking is the best way to get around.

See[edit]

  • Ayuntmiento-Town Hall with its impressive columns
  • Puente Viejo Roman Bridge (XIII)
  • Iglesia de San Severino (XIV)
  • Balmaseda Historical Museum
  • Palacio Horcasitas
  • Iglesia San Juan
  • Ermita de San Roque y San Sebastian en el monte Kolitza
  • Iglesia de Santa Clara . It is also a museum
  • Medieval market in March.
  • Semana Santa (Easter). Representation of the Last Supper, Judgment and Crucifixion by locals.
  • San Severino festivals: 23rd October.

Eat[edit]

  • Restaurante "Las Piscinas"
  • Restaurante "Iza"
  • Bar "Los Gemelos"
  • Bar "Sauto"
  • Many cafes and bars around Plaza San Severino have a great selection of tapas

Drink[edit]

Try any one of the cafes or bars in Plaza San Severino.

Sleep[edit]

  • Hotel San Roque Avda. Encartaciones, 2. tel 946 102 268
  • Hostal Begoña Plaza San Severino, 12. tel 946 102 326
  • Hostel/Pension Mendia c/Martin Mendia, 6. tel. 946 102 258
  • Refugio Kolitxa Monte Kolitxa tel. 946 800 000
  • Albergue El Peñueco Barrio el Peñueco tel. 629 535 249
  • Albergue La Garbea Monte La Garbea tel. 946 800 000
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