Visit Loizaga Tower and get to know the history of the motor car

The Tower is 25 metres tall and is surrounded by a ditch with a drawbridge. It is quite surprising to find a museum devoted to cars between those tall walls. The museum of Loizaga Tower and the collection is spread throughout six halls, three of them are part of the selective Rolls-Royce exhibition, all of them in mint condition and perfect running order. You will be able to find 45 different models, with the 1910 Silver Ghost as the starting point.

Concejuelo Castle, also known as Loizaga Tower (since one of its towers is named that way), is located in Güeñes, a municipality 30 kilometers far from Bilbao. A majestic medieval fortress that currently hosts antique and classic vehicles, and amongst them, a wide selection of Rolls-Royce, considered unique by having all the existing models of the British firm. 

The Tower is 25 metres tall and is surrounded by a ditch with a drawbridge. It is quite surprising to find a museum devoted to cars between those tall walls. The museum of Loizaga Tower and the collection is spread throughout six halls, three of them are part of the selective Rolls-Royce exhibition, all of them in mint condition and perfect running order. You will be able to find 45 different models, with the 1910 Silver Ghost as the starting point.

In addition to the Rolls Royce collection, other classic cars like the sports Ferrari Testarrosa, classic vehicles from 1930s such as Hispano-Suiza and Bentley, or cars manufactured in series production like Ford T. It is a wide exposition with 75 vehicles available. This is a great ocasion to gain an insight into the historical side of vehicles, a real luxury for all car enthusiasts.

Besides, since some years ago, the tower is hosting big events. In 2016, for instance, a 3-day Indian wedding,  was held in the castles. The event caught the attention of the media with the wedding arrangements and set-up that took some long weeks.

 

A castle of medieval construction

The ancient fortress was originally buily by Otxoa García de Loyzaga in the XII century, while "Banderizas" Wars where taking place. Loyzaga was part of the “gamboínos”, a side which was defeated by the opposing side. Therefore, the castle was wrecked by the opposing side. The remains of the tower were restored in 1985 thanks to Miguel de la Vía. The new tower was built in the same setting as the older tower under the name of Loizaga.

Other original parts that were kept such as the emblems of Loyzaga and Murga in the main fachade with stunning views to Galdames or part of the wall and an embrasure that proved to be useful for protecting the fortress against external attacks in the past. 

Gastronomy

Where to eat

Galdames and Sopuerta are a good place to stop and have lunch. There are a large number of restaurant where you can taste traditional food or just bite some pintxos. If you wish to try the wellknown “putxeras” of Balmaseda, a delicious stew of beans, bacon, sausage and blood sausage, you can access that town easily.

Accommodation

Where to sleep

You have at your disposal a wide range of hotels and accommodations, specially rural houses abound. If you want to enjoy a few days of relaxation, we recommend you to opt for on of these houses submerged in nature. Coverserly, if you wish to enjoy the city, Bilbao is only 30 kilometers away.
  • Visitas Torre Loizaga

    • Timetable

      Sundays and bank holidays from 10.00 to 15.00 

    • Price

      Adults: 8€ 

      Pensioners: 4€ 

      Children from 6 to 14 : 4€ 

      Children under 6: free 

      *Audio guides in different languages are available. 

      *It is not necessary to prebook. 

      Group visits

      Fee per adult: 10€ 

      Minimum entrance fee: 210€ 

      *Pre-book is required for group visits. Please contact at info@torreloizaga.com