It is the home of alder trees. Its name comes from the Euskera term haltz, meaning alder tree, and -aga, meaning place. This tree is part of the village’s emblem.
The main square shows San Miguel’s Church, built with granite ashlars and a Latin cross floor plan. The main altarpiece is one of the first examples of Renaissance architecture in Gipuzkoa. A centenary oak tree stands in front of the church. Under this tree, the main local festivity takes place: a celebration in honour of San Miguel, on September 29th. This festivity keep some of the most popular Basque traditions alive: rural sports competitions, live music by trikitilaris playing trikitixa, bertsolaris singing…
In the highest part of the village you will find the neighbourhood of Altzagarate, where there is has a Romanesque hermitage with a gem: a statue of the Virgin Mary from the 15th century. Enjoy the views of Sierras Aralar and Aizkorri from this location!
PLAN YOUR trip
Accommodation & where to eat
Do you know what is a green way? Come with your family and enjoy a pleasant walk enlivened by a nice game to have fun with family!
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