Art & Culture

Cultural Heritage

The hermitage of Gurutzeta

The hermitage of Gurutzeta is the former parish church of Idiazabal. The altarpiece is made of golden wood and contains a Gothic carving of the Virgin of Kurutzeta dating back to the end of the 13th century.


It has been restored several times and can be found nowadays lying on a silver throne from Granada's R. Moreno workshop. The hermitage has rectangular plan, wooden ceiling and a baptismal font dating from the 16th century, which occupies the place of a previous one dating back to the 8th century.


What is more, it has mementos related to Brother Sebastián Elorza, an Augustinian born in 1882 who lived in Arizkorreta-Saletxe farmhouse, very close to the hermitage. In past times crowds of people attended the place to seek for somewhere to shelter during journeys. It was restored in 1972.

Information of interest

Type of resources
Religious buildings
Monument type


Barrio Serotegi - 20213 Idiazabal
Artistic style
Renaissance, Baroque
Middle Ages


  • Recreational area