The rural

Although , over the centuries , the inhabitants of Santurtzi have been fishermen and miners, the main economic activity has been, until very recent times , agricultural . The basic operating unit, the village , combining the cultivation of cereals , vines , fruit and vegetables to the care of pets.

The usable space is divided into different parts: the family garden ; Les Llosses , for planting cereals; breaks , designed to potatoes, fodder and vineyards ; community forests , which provided cattle pasture and water ; and Siebes , of which wood and wood was extracted.

The industrialization of the region dismissed the lifestyle attractions linked to the agricultural economy since the mid- twentieth century , specialized in intensive dairy farming , dedicating the old vineyards and farmland to grassland .