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Maruri-Jatabe

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Maruri-Jatabe

This municipality of rural character is located on one side of the Jata mountain (600m), in Bizkaia. It belongs to the Uribe-Butroe region, close to the coast and a few kilometres from Mungia. Maruri-Jatabe was the scene of wars between opposing sides, but nowadays the area is quiet and peaceful. Formed by a small urban centre, many country houses occupy the fields down the valley of Butrón. The town, as well as the whole region, is home to a historical and cultural rich legacy. It is very attached to the primary sector and some ancient trades still survive. The Garaizar country house, i.e., houses a mill totally restored which is available to visit. The Zubiaurre country house, i.e., iron fittings for the oxen are arranged. Church of San Lorenzo As for religious architecture, the church of San Lorenzo is a remarkable building to be found in the urban area. The capital was used as a baptismal font, which it looks as it proceeded from the former hermitage of Santa Cruz (12th c.). The building is a modern construction with an elegant baroque tower and a vaulted belfry at the top. The Neo-Romanesque style church was built over a former temple dating from the 12th century that was destroyed in the civil war and still houses some historic elements. From the parish church we will go for a walk by the Jata Mountain, an interesting route where we will be able to admire the beautiful views of its surroundings. To sum up, we cannot leave Maruri-Jatabe without tasting the exquisite beans accompanied with txakoli, the delicious white wine of the area.


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Surface area:

15.80

No. of inhabitants:

896