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Amurrio

  • Church of Santa María

Amurrio

Located in the northwest of the historical territory of Alava, Amurrio belongs to the Cuadrilla de Ayala. Surrounded by rural areas and oak and pine forests, the town is also known as "El crucero" (Crossroads), since it used to be the main road between Castile and the important Cantabrian harbours. Nowadays, Amurrio is the industrial core of the region, but at the same time, it is a great attraction for anyone who is willing to be familiar with the town.

 

Amurrio has a wide cultural heritage. We can visit, for example, the Gothic Parish Church of Santa María, which dates back to the 12th century. Besides, the civil architecture is very outstanding, as can be seen in the Mariaca, Urrutia and Saerín Towers.

 

A landmark in this locality that is well worth seeing is the waterfall known as el Salto del Nervión. Falling up to 222 metres, this is the highest waterfall anywhere on the Iberian peninsula.

 

Nature, sports and festivals

Likewise, nature lovers will find different options to enjoy it. We can go for a walk in the beautiful San Roque Park, a calmness-inspiring spot located next to the homonym hermitage. The El Salvador Sports Complex is an ideal place for sporty people, providing open sports, athletics, football, archery and tennis facilities.

 

The calendar of festivals and events offers endless opportunities to have a great time. On August 15th and 16th, for example, we can have a lot of fun at the festival of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción and San Roque. Amurrio organises significant cultural and sport events as well, such as the Minerals and Fossils Fair at Easter, and the International Archery Tournament held in July.


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Surface area: 96.50
No. of inhabitants: 10027