General view of Ortuella


Tourism destinations


This municipality within the province of Bizkaia lies on the plan in the Somorrostro valley which, together with other places like Gallarta and the valley of Trápaga/Trapagaran, make up the province's mining area. Long before Ortuella existed, some of its neighbouring localities existed, places like Urioste and Nocedal, which are now considered historic.


Long mining tradition

This deeply rooted tradition is reflected in the landscape, because there are many traces of the work developed in this sector all over centuries. There are traces of mines in which miners worked in the past, mines that form a very singular landscape.


Apart from that privileged scene, we'd like to mention the church of San Félix de Cantalicio, consecrated to the village's patron saint. Its festival too, very popular and with great festive atmosphere, is held in May.

Information of interest

Surface area
7.70 Km
No. of inhabitants