Balmaseda is a town in the “Encartaciones”, region of Bizkaia in the southern Basque country. It´s located approximately 30 km south-west of Bizkaia’s capital city, Bilbao.
Balmaseda has been one of the most important cities in the Encartaciones.
It has been, and continues being, a major centre for the Furniture and Steel industries. It is also one of the many historical cities in Bizkaia and serves as the capital of the Encartaciones region of the west end of Bizkaia. It has 7,000 inhabitants.
Balmaseda is a very pretty village and it has great monuments.
The old bridge