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Mañaria

Mañaria is located in the historical territory of Bizkaia, in the Duranguesado region. Surrounded by Urkiola Natural Park, that occupies most of Mañaria's surface area, the landscape is awesome. Limestone summits such as Errialtabaso (1,018m), Mugarra (964m), Saibi (946m) and Untzillatx (934m) encompass the area attracting numerous enthusiasts of mountaineering, climbing and even potholing due it the number of sinks and cavities found in the surroundings.

The urban centre is located on both sides of the road that links up Mañaria with Durango and Vitoria-Gasteiz. Several houses have coats of arms, although the most remarkable building is the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, one of the most beautiful constructions in the region. The church has a unique nave separated into three stretches and a sacristy and a slender tower. The building is outstanding due to its magnificent vault and the wealth of its furnishings. We will also highlight the organ, one of the best historic gems in the territory. Likewise, the hermitage of Santa María de la Asunción, located in the neighbourhood of Aldeagoiena and protected by beech and pine trees, is worth visiting. Sanctuary of Urkiola Despite belonging to Abadiño, the sanctuary of Urkiola is located a few kilometres from Mañaria. We will find the Centre of Interpretation Toki Alai in the surroundings, where all the information about the park is available, as well as a recreational area with tables, fountains, barbecues¿ ideal to spend the day with the family or friends. Finally, we'd like to say that every Friday after August 15 Mañaria's population goes up to Urkiola Sanctuary and, coming down, stops in front of this building to sing a religious song. Afterwards, they have lunch there and enjoy a festive day in contact with nature.


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Surface area: 17.60
No. of inhabitants: 519