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Soraluze

The municipality of Soraluze-Placencia de las Armas is surrounded by the characteristic mountains of our area. There are wonderful strolls to be enjoyed that connect a large number of farmhouses and chapels of authentic rural character. A delight for nature lovers.

The urban area contains noteworthy pieces of architectural heritage: The Church of Santa María la Real with its beautiful portico, which combines Renaissance and baroque motifs, and the fascinating Houses of Arregigaraikua, Ormaetxea, Solagüen, Jauregi, Mendikute or Torrea House, and the outstanding baroque style Town Hall.

Panorámica del monte Karakate y caseríos adyacentes.

Panorámica del monte Karakate y caseríos adyacentes. Pilpilean

Soraluze-Placencia de las Armas was the first place where the mass-production of firearms started under the Castillian Crown; thus, in the year 1573, King Philip II established "The Royal Arms Factory of Placencia", which continued to evolve until its closure in 1865. This was followed by the "Euskalduna" rifle factory which fell into foreign hands at the turn of the 20th century, and became the "Public Limited Company of Placencia de las Armas" in 1935.