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Peñacerrada-Urizaharra

Peñacerrada-Urizaharra is located in the historical territory of Alava and belongs to the Cuadrilla de Campezo-Montaña Alavesa surrounded by the Atxabal (1,172m) and Toloño (1,263m) mountains. Six villages form the municipality of which Peñacerrada has the major number of services including the Town Hall. Likewise, this medieval town keeps its walled ground out, with a magnificent door called Puerta Sur (South Gate) sticking out.

 

We will begin our trip in the beautiful parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, with an interesting Romanesque portico and a beautiful retable from the 16th century. From there we will go to the Plaza de los Fueros Square, where we will find the Duques de Hijar Palace, built in the 17th century, which will be home to a centre to analyse the amber stone. On this subject we should remember that important deposits were found in Peñaferrada, turning the ambar stone an extraordinary discovering both for its age and the quality of fossils.

 

Natural and artificial caves

Faido also deserves a special mention. The enclave is home to a number of artificial caves: Virgen de la Peña, San Miguel and Kruzia. One of them is part of the hermitage of Virgen de la Peña, declared National Heritage of the Basque Autonomous Region. Apart from the historical heritage, Peñacerrada-Urizaharra offers a magnificent landscape, where San León's two natural caves stand out.

 

The municipality of Peñacerrada-Urizaharra celebrates different festivals, celebrations and religious and cultural events all through the year. Peñacerrada-Urizaharra's main village celebrates its main festival on October 6th, consecrated to Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

Information of interest

Surface area
57.00 Km
No. of inhabitants
296

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