Segura old town

Segura old town

Art & Culture

Cultural Heritage

Segura was an important town in the Middle Ages.

Its location, beside the road which connected Gipuzkoa with Castile, meant that many people, including merchants, knights and pilgrims, passed through the town. 

Today, Segura's is one of the best preserved medieval quarters in Gipuzkoa, boasting a notable Historic-Artistic Heritage which includes numerous buildings, ancestral houses and palaces, as well as two of the gateways in the old town walls. 

The Town Hall sits in the old Lardizabal Palace, which was built in the 17th century. The impressive Lardizabal family coat of arms stands out. The Arrue Ancestral House, which includes a display of Mudéjar art on one of its facades, represents one of the few examples of this style in Gipuzkoa. The Guevara Ancestral House, meanwhile, built in the Late Middle Ages, has managed to preserve its voussoired door, on top of which sit three small coats of arms. Segura used to be a walled town, and some of the gateways which once granted access to its interior are still intact today.

These gateways currently mark out the old town area. Segura¿s most striking religious monument is the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church, with its Baroque-Rococo altarpiece. It was erected in the 16th century.

Information of interest

Type of resources
Interesting buildings and structures
Monument type

Old town

- 20214 Segura
Opening hours

The Segura Tourist Office arranges guided tours of the old town all year round. If you would like to book a tour you can call 943 80 17 49 or alternatively you can send an e-mail to


  • Guided visit