Villages

Beasain

Beasain has the greatest population in Goierri, with over 14,000 inhabitants. It’s only 28 minutes away from San Sebastián, driving on the A1. One of its charms is the neighbourhood of Igartza, declared a Historic-Artistic Site because of its monumental, architectural and historical value. Cross the XII century bridge and you enjoy an impressive view of Mount Txindoki. Then admire the Igartza Palace (XV c.) -nowadays the Conference Centre and Auditorium-, continue through the old foundry (XIII c.), the mill (XIII c.) still in use today and the Dolarea (XVII c.), which used to be a tavern, a lodge, a shop, and a hospital. Currently, the Dolarea Hotel is there.

Churches are a living example of culture and history. If you want to see a few, tour around the neighbourhoods and you will find San Martín de Loinaz and Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (two churches worth visiting), as well as San Martín’s square. In the neighbourhood of Astigarraga you can find a stone dolmen -Larrate-, the hermitage of San Gregorio and San Martín de Tours’ church. If you go to the neighbourhood of Garín you can see San Sebastián’s church. The neighbourhood of Arriarán has San Pedro’s church and Aratz -the neighbourhood of Matxinbenta- has San Martín’s church.

INFORMATION POINT BEASAIN

Monumental complex of Igartza

Opening times:
• 1st of October to 30th of June: saturday and sunday 11:00-14:00.
• 1st of July – 15th of September: Wednesday to Sunday 11:00-14:00 / 16:00-19:00
• Easter and holidays: 11:00-14:00 / 16:00-19:00
• Rest of the year opens upon request.
Tickets: 4€
Address: Peategi z/g.
Phone: 943 087 798 / 605 771 881
E-mail: igartza@beasain.eus
Web: www.igartza.eus

PLAN YOUR trip

Accommodation & where to eat

Lizarrusti-Lareo

Adéntrate en el Parque Natural de Aralar haciendo un recorrido clásico y apto para todo el mundo. Pasarás por un precioso bosque para llegar a un pantano en el corazón del Parque Natural.

Mandioa Restaurant

Restaurant located in the main square in Zerain offering traditional Basque cuisine.

Shopping Goierri

Shopping Goierri is the open-air commercial area in Ordizia. Enjoy our shops and find everything you need!

BTT routes

Passionate about mountain bike? Get to know the rural side of Euskadi in a whole different way!

Alai Hotel ★

Stay in this hotel in the top of Etzegarate. Visit their shop and restaurant!

Basque bowls

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

Pensión Zegama ★★

Alojamiento con 9 habitaciones y restaurante situado en la plaza de Zegama, a los pies de la sierra de Aizkorri y en la entrada del Parque Natural de Aizkorri – Aratz.

Caterer: Dolarea

Caterer in Beasin’s Dolarea hotel, offering local food only made with seasonal products.

Txakolindegi Bengoetxe

Bengoetxe is one of the three cellars located in inner Guipúzcoa, where delicious, organic txakoli is made. Enjoy our wine!

Otatza Cheese Factory

See the animals in their everyday routine and meet the shepherd, who will tell you everything about Idiazabal cheese and process of making a true delicatessen!

Ondarre Cheese Factory

Fan of animals and farm life? Know about the old times in the life of a shepherd and enjoy the visual aids as well as the local product!

Garoa Dairy

Ready to see the sheep in their everyday routine? Come learn about Idiazabal cheese, try local products and buy some!

Baztarrika Cheese Factory

In this small dairy, you can see the story of Idiazabal cheese and buy some of the local products available for you.

Basazabal Cheese Factory

Learn the process of making Idiazabal cheese from the authentic shepherds in Goierri in this gourmet shop in Zerain.

IN THE HEART OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Goierri

Zaldibia

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Zegama

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Legorreta

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Gaintza

Gaintza is located at the foot of Mount Txindoki, 30 minutes away from San Sebastián. Enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding the village and see Euskadi’s most majestic mountain!

Itsaso

Itsaso is a village in a mountainous landscape under Mount Izazpi and surrounded by caseríos, creating a beautiful picture.

Olaberria

Olaberria is the balcony of Goierri. It’s just 32 minutes away from San Sebastián, and offers you a fantastic view of the whole region of Goierri: Aizkorri-Aratz and Aralar sierras, …

Gabiria

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Lazkao

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Altzaga

Altzaga is a village located in the mountains, facing Sierra de Aralar. It has a great view of Txindoki -Guipuzcoa’s most iconic mountain- and many other peaks. It’s only a …

Idiazabal

Idiazabal is located between Aralar and Aizkorri-Aratz Sierras and it gives the famous and delicious cheese its name. It’s only 30 minutes away from San Sebastián!

Ordizia

Ordizia is a medieval town with beautiful architecture in the old quarter. Since it’s only 30 minutes away from San Sebastián, you go and come back on the same day! …

Segura

Segura is a medieval town with the best conserved medieval quarter in Guipúzcoa. It’s close to the highway, so it’s very easy to reach by car... just a 37 minute …

Beasain

Beasain has the greatest population in Goierri, with over 14,000 inhabitants. It’s only 28 minutes away from San Sebastián, driving on the A1.

Ataun

Ataun is the longest village in Guipúzcoa. Admire its fascinating geological phenomenon: a dome.

Itsasondo

Itsasondo is a small rural village divided into two districts, 26 minutes away from San Sebastián. Its main economic activity was based around slate and there are still some visible …

Zerain

Zerain is just 39 minutes away from San Sebastián, right in the centre of the Basque Country. It has kept its essence, traditional culture and architecture intact. Come visit!

Mutiloa

Enjoy the caseríos in this beautiful village, 37 minutes away from San Sebastián. Mining has been their main economic activity since the Middle Ages.

Arama

Arama is the smallest village in the historic territory of Guipuzcoa, with a population smaller than 200 people over an extension of 1.3 km². It is located right in the …

Ormaiztegi

The population of Ormaiztegi stands at about 1350. It hosts the Zumalacárregui Museum, where you can get to know a piece of history while enjoying caseríos, the church of San …

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