La Encartada Beret Factory-Museum


La Encartada is a 19th century textile factory that was created in 1892 on the initiative of a local Indiano, Marcos Arena Bermejillo. He dedicated his activity to the production of wool knitwear, mainly berets.

This factory has kept its image and machinery practically intact despite the fact that its activity ceased in 1992.

It is located in a beautiful natural setting less than two kilometres from the historic centre of Balmaseda.

Opening days

  • Mondays: closed.
  • From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 and 16:00 – 19:00.

* from 1 November to 30 April, closed in the afternoon.

Location and contact

El Peñueco Street, 11
946 800 778