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Forua

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  • Roman settlement

Forua

Forua is located in the historical territory of Bizkaia, in the Busturialdea region, within the setting of the Urdabai Biosphere Reserve. Nearby we'll find Artadi Mountain and Upeta and Asparro brooks flow through the municipality.

 

In the "Peña de Forua" cave it was found an image of the Goddess of Fortune, dating to the Roman era, which nowadays is kept in the Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum.

 

Outstanding heritage

Moreover, we should mention the church of San Martín de Forua, with a beautiful Baroque altarpiece. Other heritage elements are the convent of Forua, Urdaibai Tower and the "Ama Birjina" Stele, fragment of an old stele very interesting because of its archaeological and ethnographic value. Likewise, we can visit Forua's hermitages: San Cristóbal in Amotxerri neighbourhood, San Bernardo in Baldatika and Iriñe in Gaitoka. All of them celebrate their patron's day, even though Forua's main patron Saint festival is held at the end of July, consecrated to San Ignacio de Loyola.


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Surface area:

8.00

No. of inhabitants:

1012