VALLE DE CARRANZA
TOURIST RESOURCES IN VALLE DE CARRANZADISCOVER THEM
It is the most important geological treasure that the mountains of the Basque Country hide. Accidentally discovered in 1957, this cave harbours the largest concentration of eccentric stalactites in the world.
Inside, we will be able to see how Nature has sculpted amazing geological formations. Certainly, a real natural phenomenon for your senses.
ARMAÑÓN INTERPRETATION CENTRE
The interpretation centre of the Armañon Natural Park is the perfect place to receive first hand information about all the natural, historic and industrial values that this region possesses.
Located beside the Cave of Pozalagua, the interpretation centre has three floors and a spectacular lookout from where you can enjoy the best view of Valle de Carranza.
The Karpin zoo is more than a place where you can enjoy the company of the animals. Actually, it is a refuge for wild animals coming from seizures of illegal traffic, abandoned pets, irrecoverable native fauna from other refuges, etc.
Their mission is to take the animals in, provide them with a decent life and tell their stories to those visitors who want to be aware of these problems.
DOLOMITAS DEL NORTE MUSEUM
The industrial heritage of Valle de Carranza is also of great relevance in the tourism of this region. As an indication of that we have the interpretation centre of the old unloading station of minerals, which formerly belonged to Dolomitas del Norte S.A.
This centre represents a great opportunity to know about the final process of the minerals extracted from the quarry, located just beside the Cave of Pozalagua.
SAN ANDRÉS DE BIÁÑEZ CHURCH
During the restoration process of the old church of Biañez, the labourers discovered a hidden retable of the XVI Century, which had patterns of Renaissance and Late Gothic style. This retable is, in fact, the largest in the Cantabric ledge.
Considering the great importance of these paintings, they restorated them and now they in a guided route. Apart from that, you will get to know the life of a distinguished “indiano” (a Basque who made good in America) who contributed enormously to the economy of the Valley.