€ 70,00 / per person
Balmaseda, the first town in Biscay, was a required layover en route to Castilla, and an important commercial hub in medieval times. It still conserves its medieval quarters in a bastide fashion, made up of three long, narrow parallel streets with crossing alleyways that lead to squares, like the San Severino square to the north and the Fueros.
Square to the south, the Puente Viejo (old bridge) or Muza bridge, the old entrance to the town and current emblem of Balmaseda.
It also has a rich historical and cultural patrimony: the San Severino church, the Santa Clara monument complex, whose church is the location for the Living Passion Interpretative Centre, the San Juan del Moral Church, currently Balmaseda´s Museum of History, the Horcasitas and Urrutia Palaces, the town hall, the Solar Calendar Clock and Boinas La Encartada Museum, a silent witness to the industrial revolution.
Loizaga Tower and Classical Car Museum is an impressive mediaeval fortress and moat which belonged to the Gamboino faction during the local Wars of the Bands of the late mediaeval period. Preserving the original semi-circular arch-shaped entrance with double shield overhead, the tower we see now was erected on the ruins of the previous one which was destroyed by lightning. Today, and after having been restored by the current owner, Loizaga Tower-house is home to the biggest and most complete Rolls Royce private collections in the world. It is simply a must for all lovers of old cars and history.
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+ Guide and transport
+ Guided walk in Balmaseda
+ Visit to Car Museum at Loizaga Tower
+ Exclusive wine & food tasting at San Roque Convent’s cloister, nowadays a confortable hotel and best restaurant in the area. (Cloister might be substituted by the old refectory, always in private using)
+ Greeting by the Mayor of Balmaseda during the wine & food tasting (or a representative person from the local authorities)
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