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 familiesMost 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!


Barandiaran Museum

Opening times:

• 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


Information point Ataun

Opening times:
• 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.
Entrance: Free
Address: Lizarrusti Parketxea, Lizarrusti gaina
Phone: 943 58 20 69


Accommodation & where to eat

Basque bowls

Bowling is a long practiced game in Goierri, where you will find out their tradition and how fun it can be.

Mutiloa-Ormaiztegi greenway

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!

Ordizia Hotel ★

Welcoming hotel located in a privileged site of Ordizia, a medieval village with 750 years of history

Weekend in Goierri 3

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




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