Of the five beacons in Bizkaia, on which they used to light bonfires and sound sirens to call Local Council Meetings, that chosen for this purpose in the Las Encartaciones district was el Kolitza (879 m).
It looks out over Balmaseda from its characteristically pointed summit, on which stands one of the few Romanesque hermitages in this region - the San Sebastián and San Roque hermitage.
Visitors can get there through the Balmaseda neighbourhood of Pandozlaes. A one-and-a-half hour walk with no particularly steep stretches. Well indicated and presenting no difficulty.
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Ermita de San Sebastian y San Roque