Zurbano in Spanish or Zurbao in Basque is a village in the municipality of Arratzua-Ubarrundia, Álava, Basque Country, Spain. It lies on the northeastern rural outskirts of Vitoria-Gasteiz, 6.5 km from the centre. As of 2002 it had a population of 153.

Zurbano / Zurbao
Zurbano (in Spanish)
Zurbao (in Basque)
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Zurbano / Zurbao is located in the Basque Country
Zurbano / Zurbao
Zurbano / Zurbao
Location of Zurbano within the Basque Country
Coordinates: 42°52′N 2°37′W / 42.867°N 2.617°W / 42.867; -2.617Coordinates: 42°52′N 2°37′W / 42.867°N 2.617°W / 42.867; -2.617
Country Spain
Autonomous community País Vasco
532 m (1,745 ft)
 • Total153
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Official language(s)Spanish, Basque

Notable landmarksEdit

It contains a collection of palace-houses dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that once belonged to prominent families such as Basterra, Isunza Otalora or Iriarte. Among these the most notable is the Palacio Rural Zurbano,[1] which is a declared monument. Other people's palaces are the Palacio Otalora-Guevara, the Ortiz de Zárate and the Casa palacio de Otazu [es]. The church of St. Stephen dates from the fifteenth century.


Cereal farming is the traditional local economic activity. There is a bar-restaurant in Zurbano. Celebrations are held the first weekend of September in honor of San Esteban.


  1. ^ Aguilo, María Paz (1976). Bibliografía del arte en España. CSIC. p. 158. ISBN 978-84-00-03626-3. Retrieved 24 August 2011.