Areatza Main Square


Tourism destinations


In the charming Arratia valley, sheltered by the highest peak in Bizkaia province (Gorbeia), lies this mediaeval town, boasting an old quarter that is officially listed as a Monumental Site.


The old part gives way to a little route through its narrow and stone paved streets, thereby admiring the peculiar houses that give the village its typical Basque flavour. As pointed out before, this locality has an extremely interesting architectural heritage.


On the right shore of the River Arratia, opposite to Zubizarra Bridge, we find the convent of Santa Isabel. We will also visit the church of San Bartolomé, a discreet building finished in the 19th century.


From there we get soon to the most important buildings, grouped around the main square: Gortazar and Riscal Palaces and the Town Hall, of Neo-classic style. Areatza, placed on a spectacular spot in the foothill of Gorbeia, is the starting point for many mountain trips. Likewise, Gorbeia Natural Park is one of the most beautiful areas in the Basque Autonomous Region because of its unbeatable cultural and natural landscape.

Information of interest

Surface area
9.10 Km
No. of inhabitants