Villages

Arama

Arama reaches the slope of mount Arriguntzagaña, on the right bank of the rivers Oria and Zaldibia. Its urban area offers a privileged panoramic view, and the mountain range that surrounds the village is a perfect space to practice various activities like hiking or trekking with circuits and routes.

San Martín’s Church stands on Arama’s main square. The church is built on the site of an old hermitage that underwent several refurbishments and extensions until reaching its current aspect. It has a rectangular floor plan, with a singular nave covered by a half-barreled vault. Inside the church you will find an ancient statue of the Virgin Mary, a truly unique piece of artwork. The rectory, Caserío Iriarte and Caserío Iturrioz make up the rest of the architectural heritage.

There is a windmill, Molino de Ibares, in the valley, right under a bridge on the river Oria, where the entrance to the village used to be.

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Weekend in Goierri Part 2

Do you want something new, surprise your family or escape with friends to a rural house? Explore an unknown land: the Goierri.

Enirio path PR-Gi 2010

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Alotza path PR-Gi 2009

The route between Igaratza and Pikueta crosses one of the most special places in Aralar, the Alotza plateau

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