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Balmaseda


La Encartada Beret Factory


Contact details

Barrio Peñueco
48800  Balmaseda, Vizcaya - Bizkaia  (Basque Country)
info@enkartur.net
Tel.:+34 946801356

Location

Autonomous region:
Basque Country

Province/Island:
Vizcaya - Bizkaia

Bizkaia


Description

The beret factory of La Encartada was founded in 1892 by the Marcos Arena, an “indiano” (the name given to prosperous Spaniards returning from the Americas), in collaboration with an English textile firm. The museum is formed by several buildings: the factory, the workers’ quarters, a shrine, and the house of the overseer. The interior conserves extremely valuable machinery mostly dating from the 19th century.

Artistic period:
Costumbrista

Content:
Textile


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