The forest of OMA

Oma Painted Forest will be closed for maintenance work and the upgrading of access routes

The forest of Oma is one of the best known works by Basque artist Agustín Ibarrola and is an example of "land art". This artistic movement developed in the late 1960s and seeks to transfer the art work to natural surroundings, using the landscape as its frame, medium and raw material.

As you walk through the forest, different figures emerge before your eyes: sometimes a figure on a single tree may have an entity of itself; in other cases you may need to see several trees together to fully understand the work. Your perception of the figures also varies depending on where you see them from: the figures are transformed. This is a personalised visit, in which the artist turns the visitor into the protagonist of his work

The forest of OMA

General Details

Address: Barrio Basondo, s/n. 48315. KORTEZUBI
Tel.: 944 65 16 57


15 April to 14 October and Easter week: 10 am - 2 pm / 3 pm - 7 pm
15 October - 14 April: 9.30 am - 3.30 pm

Guided tours
18 July to 7 September
(Friday, Saturday and Sunday): 12 pm and 5 pm (Basque and Spanish)

Complementary Services

Guided tours from 18 July to 7 September (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) 12 pm and 5 pm. Visits in Basque and Spanish. Please book in advance

You can also tour the forest on your own.


General: €3
Reduced: €1 (unemployed, OAPs, students and people with disabilities)
Free: children under 6

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