BILBAO DAY TOURS
MEDIEVAL AND MYTHOLOGY IN BIZCAIA: DURANGO
AND URKIOLA (8 hours)
This route is designed to show you the medieval
past of the town of Durango and then to enter into the world of Basque mythology
and its ancestral and pre-Christian roots. Come with us as we take a trip
into the magical past of the region and discover one of its most beautiful
Some of the highlights of this tour include:
- The medieval town of Durango. A stroll
around the historic center of Durango, a National monument since 1997,
will help us discover a medieval village that is more than 700 years old.
The route takes us to beautiful buildings and palaces, including the enigmantic
and unusual figures of the Lariz Tower, the Basilica of Santa Maria de
Uríbarri and the Arch of Santa Ana Square, a Baroque-style construction
which is the only remaining feature from the original town wall. While
there, don’t miss the chance to see the Cross of Kurutziaga, a late
Gothic masterpiece whose origins are still unknown.
- Afterwards take a guided tour of the Urkiola Natural
Park while we explain the legends of “Mari”, the
central deity in Basque mythology, who lives in the nearby peak of the
- Don’t miss the Sanctuary of the Saint Anthonys
of Urkiola, one of the attempts of the Christian re-conquest
to eradicate the presence of the pagan beliefs in the area.
This tour includes private transportation.
Starting from $160 per adult (*)
(*) All prices shown are based on a group of 6 people.
Prices vary for smaller and larger groups, seasons and according to your
preferences and needs. Contact us for special prices for children.