At the Uztrikotze cape you can see the ruins of the Askorriaga Pillbox, with fantastic views of the cliffs. In his day surely it scared away more than one pirate like The Feared, from Espronceda’s oeuvre “La Canción del Pirata” (The Pirate’s Song), with his cannons. Today, however, only mounds of stones are scattered on the cape.
The Askorriaga Pillbox, also known as Azkorriaga Pillbox or El Castillito Roto (The Broken Little Castle), was built in the eighteenth century. At that time it was not unusual to see English ships sailing in the area and, as prevention, they built the Askorriaga Pillbox.
The location was not chosen at random. The Uztrikotze cape was the best location so that the cannons of the time could guard the entrance of Gorliz Bay. In addition, it is also about 25 meters high on the cliffs and located on one of the most salient points. The situation was very good to see the boats quite miles away and even shoot them with the cannons when they were close enough.
The advance in armaments caused the cannons of the fort to become obsolete and the building has deteriorated to this day.
DASTATUARTE 2019 Everything is ready to celebrate the second edition of Dastatuarte, the gastronomic-artistic festival that will leave no one indifferent. Given las year’s success, this year there will be four days when you can enjoy Gorliz in a different way. You can taste the pintxos of the contest at €1 in certain establishments and … Continued
The centenary of the Sanatorium This year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of the emblematic white-and-blue Gorliz Hospital that rises above Gorliz Bay. On the occasion of the centenary celebration, we take this opportunity to tell you a little more about its history and how it has been changed together with … Continued
Today Andra Mari festivities begin in Andra Mari neighbourhood. People gather there to enjoy the txupinazo, a rocket that announces the beginning of the festival. Right after the txupinazo is shot bouncy castles for kids are opened and a musical parade starts along the streets of the neighbourhood. Key events in this festivity are traditional … Continued
Our brochure with activities and plans for summer 2018 is here! Check it out and find information about guided tours, sport activities and many other interesting things. Click here to download our brochure and inmerse yourself into the amazing leisure possibilities Gorliz has to offer!
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