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Hermitage of San Miguel de Ereñozar

  • Hermitage of San Miguel de Ereñozar
  • Hermitage of San Miguel de Ereñozar

Hermitage of San Miguel de Ereñozar

The hermitage of San Miguel de Ereñozar can be seen from every corner in Gernika's Ria. It is located over Ereño Mountain, just above Santimamiñe caves.


Built in the 10th Century, the hermitage has rectangular plan, with checker work walls and masonry in the corners. With a gable roof, the hermitage has a wide portico. In its southern part the mountain refuge is attached to it.


Beside the entrance we can find an outer trapezoidal shape monolithic sepulchre with inner anthropomorphic hollow. The legend has it that it is not the only sepulchre near the hermitage.


Due to its excellent location, the hermitage offers an awesome view of Urdaibai.


How to get:

We take the regional road BI-638 Gernika-Lekeitio and once we are in Ereño we take a paved local road, just behind the Town Hall, that leads us through the north-east side of Ereñozar mountain, untill we reach the base of the summit. Then we can park the car at a small area and we must go walking along the final stretch by a small steep and rocky path, surrounded by a small forest of strawberry trees.

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Information of interest

Type of resources:

Religious buildings

Monument type:



Monte Ereñozar  - 48313  Ereño

Phone:   +34 946 254 621 (Ereño Town Council)Phone:  

+34 946 254 621 (Ereño Town Council)

Period :

10th century