Presentation Ortuella is a town and municipality located in the province of Biscay , in the Autonumous of Basque Country, northern Spain. Ortuella bordered to the north and Portugalete Santurce, Galdames the south, east to the Valley and west Trapagaran Abanto-Zierbena.
History Ortuella's origins are attached to the town of Santurce, which was part until 1901. Mount Triano was known for its richness in iron. This exploitation is happening wine for centuries, feeding ore to the ironworks of Biscay. In the mid-nineteenth century with the industrial revolution and the emergence of the blast furnace produces a large mining development.Emerging mining township born with very poor living conditions and populated by immigrant workers.
San Felix de Cantalicio church The church is dedicated to the patron of the municipality. It opened in 1889, was built through collaboration of the industrial mining Felix Chavarri. Under the patronage of San Felix de Cantalicio, in honor and in gratitude to his benefactor, on July 3, 1889 was inaugurated the building and obtained the status of parish in 1928.
City Council Ortuella This building has over 100 years old and located in the Plaza 1 º de Mayo s / n. In 1905 it became the new headquarters of the council until now. The public square, where it is located, was built in 1885 to celebrate festivals and other activities.
Oven Karobi It represents the town's mining past. Built in 1958, worked for a short period, along with his five brothers who disappeared in constructing the machinery of the quarry. These Cuba cylindrical furnaces can still be visited.
Monuments Monument to mining in Vizcaya Tribute to the figure of miners in Biscay. It was built on December 21, 1990 at the Park Plaza-Otxartaga. The work was done by local sculptor Luis Alcalde.
Monument to the borer His job was to make a hole in the rock with an iron bar and then plant the explosives, blasting to extract the ore and thus more easily. Located in the N-634, near the fronton municipal.
Monument to Catalina Gibaja Monument erected in honor of Master Gibaja Catalina. This monument carved in stone was made in December 1995 by local sculptor Mr Lucas Mayor, in honor of which was for many years Ortuella teacher, also one of the town streets named after him.
Truncated Flower Monument Monument in memory of those killed in the gas explosion of schools in 1980. Located on Miner Avenue near the Health Center.
Mural "POR AMOR AL ARTE" The Mural was conducted by ten local artists and is located at Av Station No. 1.
Festivals * Popular Holidays: San Felix de Cantalicio: May 18. * Block Party: Urioste St. Barnabas: 11 June. Santa Maria Magdalena in Nocedal: July 22. San Juan in the neighborhoods of Aiega and Saugal: June 24. Santa Barbara in the Ralero: December 4. Virgen de la Cinta in Cadegal: first Sunday in September. * Other annual events and parties of interest: Carnival: February. Agricultural and Livestock Fair.: In January Euskal Jaiak: first weekend in October.
Natural sites Barracón Las Balsas de Granada Bidegorri Peñas Negras Meaztegi golf