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Iruña de Oca. Natural species, archaeological remains and oak forests.

  • Town hall:
    Parque Lehendakari Aguirre, 1
    01230 Nanclares de la Oca,
    Araba/Álava
    Tel. (+34) 945 37 10 64

  • Localities:

    Montevite, Nanclares de la Oca, Ollávarre, Trespuentes y Víllodas.

  • Web:

    www.irunadeoca.com

  • Mail:

    airuna.valentina@ayto.alava.net

Iruña de Oca combines a beauty spread by the towns that form it. Nature is recreated in the Botanical Garden of Santa Catalina with more than 1,000 species that populate the ancient ruins of the monastery that bears its name, and which also flows in the aquifer Subijana, a huge underground reservoir with an average flow of 440 liters per second of clear water.

History comes alive in the archaeological site "Iruña-Veleia" located next to the main land North peninsular (Astorga-Bordeaux) and became the main center of consumption of the Basque Country in Roman times, or the imposing calcining tower of more than 15 meters in 2011 was incorporated into the general inventory of the Basque cultural heritage with the category of monument and is currently being restored by the School Micaela Portilla. This adds to the multitude of mills, vestiges of the industrial past of the area. The tower-houses also abound in the village, near churches and parishes of contained beauty in small portions.

Near the city center there are three sturdy towers used in the Carlist wars: the Vayagüen quadrangular plant built in ashlar and chamfered corners; the El Encinal and Almoreta, also rectangular and both with crenellated terrace.

On the outskirts of Nanclares de la Oca you will find the school "Hermanos Menesianos", a building that was used as a spa in the nineteenth century, known as the spa Bolen.

The Sierra de Badaia, which houses one of the most extensive oak forests of the Cantabrian mountain range, is the guardian of Iruña de Oca. One way of getting to know the municipality is to do the sign posted "Green Route", about twelve kilometers, which takes you through the three "carlitas" towers, the old resort of Bolen, the archaeological site of Iruña-Veleia and Botanical Gardens of Santa Catalina with information panels along the path.

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BERANTEVILLA
Berantevilla

The beginnings of Berantevilla go back to the Neolithic period, when the population was already settled on these lands, attracted by the Rojo river.

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KUARTANGO
Kuartango

A beautiful natural setting, crossed by the Bayas river and sheltered by the mountains of Badaia and Arkamo, and the mountains of Gibijo.

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This project is developed under the Valora POPV ESF 2007-2013, co-funded by 50 % for ESF, and coordinates GARAPEN (Basque Association of Development Agencies).

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