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 National 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 Sierra de 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 San Sebastián!
INFORMATION POINT ATAUN
• January: Saturday-Sunday 10:00-14:00h.
• February, April, July, August and October: Thursday-Sunday and public holidays 10:00-14:00h.
• March, September: Wednesday – Sunday and public holidays 10:00-14:00h.
• May and June: Tuesday-Sunday and public holidays 10:00-14:00h.
• November and December: Friday – Sunday and public holidays 10:00-14:00h.
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-February and November-December: closed.
• April, May and June: Saturday-Sunday 11:00-14:30h.
• July and August: Friday-Sunday and public holidays 11:00-14:30h.
• September: Sunday 11:00-14:30h.
• Easter Week: 11:00-14:30h.
Address: Lizarrusti Parketxea, Lizarrusti gaina
Phone: 943 582 069
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The “Parketxe Lizarrusti” is the Aralar Nature Park Interpretation Centre. In this centre, you can receive information about resources of the Natural Park. In addition to the information point, they have a hut, restaurant and bar. Located 620 meters above sea level, this is the largest beech forest in Gipuzkoa.
Restaurant located in the main square in Zerain offering traditional Basque cuisine.
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Stay in this hotel in the top of Etzegarate. Visit their shop and restaurant!
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