Gate of San Juan

Gate of San Juan Walls

Art & Culture

Cultural Heritage

The Arch of San Juan is the only one that remains standing out of the seven arches that the village's walls had. The doors connected the village with the main routes. The gate was named San Juan since it leads to the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. It was the main gate because above it there is a tower-shaped building. The gate dates back to the 14th century. It opens to the village's inner side by means of a segmented arch; meanwhile, there is a pointed arch facing outwards. Among them appears the gap used to close down the village's gate. Above the arch there is a niche with an image of San Juan.

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Doniene, s/n - 48370 Bermeo
14th century