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San Martín de Tours

The ecclesiastical heritage of Forua is presided over by this Gothic Renaissance parish, albeit with extensive modifications done in the 19th century. It is one of the oldest in Biscay and has been the leading player in a complete excavation campaign developed by the Department of Culture of the Government Office of Biscay. It houses altarpieces from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and a Roman Empire era necropolis that can be seen thanks to a glass surface.

Iglesia de Forua

Roman settlement

It occupied the high part and the hillsides of Elejalde Hill until it spread over a surface area of 196,850 ft2. The existence of residential structures, metallurgical shops and storerooms of the Roman town has been confirmed from the area of San Martín de Tours Church up to the tideland.

ASENTAMIENTO-FORUA

Estela “Ama Birjina”

Estela de gran valor arqueológico, de la Edad del Hierro, reutilizada en periodo tardo-antiguo. Podemos ver una reproducción en el lugar en el que se localizó, puesto que la original se encuentra en el Arkeologi Museoa.

Urdaibai Tower

This was one of the most solid towers of the Lordship of Biscay. It sustained a significant fire and is now almost in ruins, with only walls. A pretty rural walk from Guernica, among country houses and fields, takes you to this tower, popularly known as “Castillo perejil.”

Torre Urdaibai