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Mungia

  • Mungia Town Hall
  • Mungia Town Hall
  • Hermitage of San Miguel
  • Torrebillela Kultur Etxea

Mungia

Mungia is situated in a sheltered valley near the coast, and very well-connected with Bilbao and the airport in Loiu.

 

A main centre of population and nine neighbourhoods form up Mungia with different architectural treasures worth visiting. Two buildings are remarkable in terms of civil architecture: First, the Town Hall, which is a nice building with Baroque and Gothic traces, and a wide porch with semi-circular arches. Secondly, the former Torrebillela towerhouse. Of medieval origin, it was built several times and nowadays it is home to the culture centre.

 

However, the Fuente de la Concordia Font is one of the most emblematic buildings in town. Placed next to Torrebillela, it is the symbol of concord, agreement and dialogue.

 

As for religious heritage, we'd like to mention the church of San Pedro, built again in the 16th century in Gothic style. In the village's surroundings we'll find many different temples. The hermitage of San Miguel de Zumetzaga, a gem of Romanesque style, is located in the foothill of Jata Mountain (600m) encompassed by an oak tree forest. Of rectangular plan, it's remarkable its vain apse, which on the outside is decorated with double archivolt.

 

Country houses, bridges and mills

Mungia is full of country houses in its surroundings; some of them built between the 16th and the 18th centuries. We will highlight Landetxo Goikoa, built at the beginning of the 16th century and considered the oldest country house in Bizkaia. Likewise, two Romanesque bridges and some water mills (Olabarri, Erdizubi, Errotatxu and Ugaldeko errota, which in past times produced flour) are worth a visit. In addition to this, many springs and underground brooks are abundant, affluent of the river Butrón.

 

The municipality's main festival takes place at the end of June, consecrated to San Pedro. Music performances, children games, fireworks and many other festive activities form its programme.


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Surface area:

51.00

No. of inhabitants:

16527