Located just outside the medieval town of Balmaseda, it is an authentic temple to industry with a factory that has been turned into a museum, its infrastructure and machinery kept intact since 1892.
Precisely because it used the same machinery until its closure in 1992, it is a gem; you can see the technology of the era in situ with fidelity that is very hard to find in other places.
Until its closure, La Encartada maintained a complete production line and facilities for staff that made it a small industrial colony. They bought the wool raw, spun it and then turned it into berets (its main product), blankets, towels, scarves, socks, skeins or balaclavas.
Closed on Mondays.