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Alonsotegi

The municipality of Alonsotegi lies in the corridor cut by the river Cadagua between the mountains of Sasiburu, Ganekogorta and Pagasarri. It is one of the most mountainous parts of Bizkaia province, and boasts an enviable natural setting rich in flora and fauna, ideal for walking and other outdoor activities.

 

As you have already guessed, Alonsotegi is a must-see destination for nature lovers and hikers. At least two of the best-known mountains in the province stand around this municipality – Ganekogorta and Pasagarri. The latter keeps ice boxex dating from the 17th century, a kind of underground stores that used to gather snow in the cold months for a variety of summer uses such as cooling drinks, storing food and even treating fevers.

 

The municipality offers different itineraries such as Zamundi and Azordoiaga, from where visitors can enjoy magnificent views. Likewise, we can go for a walk and visit the several hermitages in the area: San Martín, Santa Quiteria or the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Guía, which are part of Alonsotegi's artistic heritage. On the other hand, in the urban centre we should mention the parish church of San Bartolomé and Barrenkalea house blocks, built in the first half of the 20th century following the growth of mining and industry in the area.

 

The patron saint festival takes place on the last week of August in honour of San Bartolomé. Besides, we can enjoy San Antolín festival, which is held in early September.

Information of interest

Surface area
21.00 Km
No. of inhabitants
2,946

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