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Council of the municipality of Zuia-Zuya, in the province of Alava, is located on the slope of Mount San Fausto. Murgia, located in the centre of the Zuia valley, is its capital. The uninhabited Arechaga is part of its council. Altomedieval sarcophagi have been found in the town, possibly from the 9th and 10th centuries. In 1338 history tells us that Monreal de Zuia was founded. It was composed of nineteen villages but its existence was ephemeral and disappeared a few years later moving the neighbors to the nearby Monreal de Murgia. In 1410, at the request of the neighbours, King Henry II granted this village the Privilege Charter that the now defunct Monreal de Zuia possessed. In 1484 by mandate of the Catholic Monarchs Murgia became a lordship of Vitoria until in 1515 became independent and was constituted as a royal villa, head of City Council of Zuia.

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What to see in Murgia?

 

Murgia, whose main nucleus developed along the road has impregnated it with a different aspect, has such stately buildings as the palace of Vea Murgia, the palace of Corral, the palace of the Marquesa, the palace of Vivancos, or the house of Iradier, which contribute to highlighting this aspect. The town hall, whose building was finished in 1766 and whose Basque architecture has a heraldic coat of arms, emphasizes the capital of the valley. Religious buildings such as the church of San Miguel built between 1805 and 1821, the convent of the Discalced Carmelites from 1888 or the school of the Sacred Heart built between 1890 and 1906 tell us the cultural importance of Murgia. Undoubtedly interesting are also the houses, from the late Middle Ages, which can be seen in the village and which keep within their walls years of history and memories of great family battles..

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To discover

 

But Murgia, immersed in a rich and varied natural environment, invites us to enjoy beautiful landscapes, extensive forests of beech and oak groves that especially in autumn show their characteristic palette of colors. A short route takes us from Murgia to Murua from where we can enjoy many of the hiking trails that cross the Gorbeia Natural Park and even tread the top of the emblematic Mount Gorbea. In the surroundings of Murgia is the rocky mountain known as Las Peñas de Oro and in them the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Oro, patron saint of the Zuia valley. From the sanctuary start several paths that bring us closer to the Cross of Atxabal, the highest rock of all the crags, from where all the villages of the valley can be seen, the Cross of Ganalto and the massif of the Cross of Gorbea.

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Festivities

 

Murgia celebrates its patron saint festivities on 29 September in honour of San Miguel Arcángel.

 

Traditions

 

The origin of the town of Murgia is in the Neighborhood of the Cross, although it is traditionally known as El Barrio, located southeast of the center of the current Murgia.

 

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Curiosities

 

In the Honey Museum located in the urban area of Murgia we can see where and how honey produced in the area of Gorbeia.

 

 

OTHER PLANS AND EXCURSIONS IN ÁLAVA

 


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Get to Murguía - Murgia by car

 

Murgia is located in the middle of the A-3600 road. Murgia can be reached by following the road that connects Vitoria-Gasteiz with the AP-68. Murgia can also be reached via the N-240, via the port of Barazar.

 

By bus

 

Murgia has a regular bus service that connects it with Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao at different times of the day.

 

 

 


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List of Routes
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  • First name
  • Difficulty
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PATHS IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Low

1:10 h.4.2 km.

Path of The Encontrada
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little slope and no difficulties.
FLORA AND FAUNA IN FAMILY
1
Difficulty-Low

0:45 h.2.2 km.

Waterfall of Altube
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little slope and no difficulties.
IN FAMILY NATURAL HERITAGE
1
Difficulty-Adapted

0:20 h.0.9 km.

Waterfall of Gujuli or Goiuri
Difficulty-AdaptedGreen difficulty category, level 1. Itineraries conditioned and prepared for the use and enjoyment of people with reduced mobility.
MOUNTAIN
1
Difficulty-Moderate

4:10 h.12.6 km.

Gorbeia from Murua along the Path of Egillolarra
Difficulty-ModerateCategory of difficulty green, level 3. Excursions of moderate distance and slope, not exceeding even great distances or slopes.
TOURISM
0
Difficulty-Low

72:00 h.340 km.

Route of the charming villages of Álava
Difficulty-LowGreen difficulty category, level 2. Short walks, with little slope and no difficulties.
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Gold
Zuya/Zuia, Álava - Araba
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Gold
Gorbea Natural Park
Areatza, Vizcaya - Bizkaia
Gorbea Natural Park

The largest Natural Park in the País Vasco

Otzarreta Beech Forest
Zeanuri, Vizcaya - Bizkaia
Otzarreta Beech Forest
Sanctuary of Urkiola
Abadiño/Zelaieta, Vizcaya - Bizkaia
Sanctuary of Urkiola

Sanctuary of the Santos Antonios, one of the oldest and most venerated in Vizcaya

Salted Valley of Añana
Salinas de Añana, Álava - Araba
 Salted Valley of Añana

Landscape with thousands of years of history

Sanctuary of Our Lady of Estíbaliz
Argandoña, Álava - Araba
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Estíbaliz

Home of the Patron Saint of Alava, a jewel of Alava's Romanesque style.

Tower-Palace of the Varona family
Villanañe, Álava - Araba
Tower-Palace of the Varona family

According to historians, Alava's best-preserved fortified complex

Necropolis of Argiñeta
Elorrio, Vizcaya - Bizkaia
Necropolis of Argiñeta

One of the most important funerary monuments of Euskadi

Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holm oak
Artziniega, Álava - Araba
Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holm oak
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu
Oñati, Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu
Natural Park of Valderejo
Lalastra, Álava - Araba
Natural Park of Valderejo

It is the smallest of the natural parks of Alava.

Las Gobas Archaeological Site
Laño, Burgos
Las Gobas Archaeological Site
Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park
Oñati, Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa
Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park

Where the highest peaks of the Basque Country can be found

Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio
Haro, La Rioja
Hermitage of San Felices de Bilibio

An emblematic place where devotion and tradition come together

Dolmen of Sorginetxe and Dolmen of Aizkomendi
Arrizala, Álava - Araba
Dolmen of Sorginetxe and Dolmen of Aizkomendi
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