Ataun was the home of the father of Basque culture, Joxemiel Barandiaran, who devotedly studied and researched the Archaeology and Ethnography of the Basque Country.
If you enjoy mythology, Ataun is the place to visit. The biggest part of Aralar’s Natural Park is in Ataun, so most of the entrances are in this village. Lizarrusti is one of them, and is home to the Interpretation Centre and an adventure park for families. Most of the routes to explore Aralar begin in Lizarrusti. At the Interpretation Centre starts the GR-283 circuit, also known as The Idiazabal Cheese Trail.
The neighbourhoods in Ataun grow around three churches: Saint Martin’s, Saint Gregory’s and Aia. There you will find different historic buildings, notably the Barandiaran Museum, where you will learn everything about Basque Mythology. Remember, it’s only 42 minutes away from Donostia-San Sebastián!
INFORMATION POINT ATAUN
• January: Thursday – Sunday 10:00-14:00h.
• February – December: Wednesday – Sunday and public holidays 10:00-14:00h.
• Firts Saturday of each month (except January): 10:00-14:00h and 16:00-18:00h.
Tickets: adults: 1€ | children: 0,5€ | Guided tour adults: 2€ | Guided tour children: 1,5€
Address: Larruntza Errota, San Gregorio auzoa, 20211 Ataun
Phone: 943 18 03 35
INTERPRETATION CENTRE - NATURAL PARK ARALAR
Information point Ataun
• January – March: closed.
• April, May and June: Saturday – Sunday and public holidays 10:00-14:00h.
• July and August: Friday-Sunday and public holidays 10:00-14:00h.
• September and october: Sunday and public holidays 10:00-14:00h.
• Easter Week: 10:00-14:00h.
Address: Lizarrusti Parketxea, Lizarrusti gaina
Phone: 943 58 20 69
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Do you want something new, surprise your family or escape with friends to a rural house? Explore an unknown land: the Goierri.
This itinerary, the first to be approved in Gipuzkoa, begins on the A-1, but soon, ascending slowly and without great unevenness
Stage of the Path around Aralar that goes from Arkaka to Lizarrusti
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The tour will bring us closer to the remains of the existing fortress on the top of Mount Ausa-Gaztelu
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