Tourism destinations


Beasain, situated in the heart of the comarca (county) of El Goierri, is set in an idyllic landscape, amid mountains like Murumendi, Usurbe and Pagokabar, and watered by the river Oria.

It is thought that centuries ago people lived in Beasain, as can be witnessed in the burial mounds of Basagain, Trikuazti l and Trikuazti ll and Illaun, disovered in 1927, 1978 and 1989 respectively.

Igartza is no doubt Beasain's historical spot. We should underline Igartza Palace, built in the 13th century, and the bridge, the wooden dam and Igartza Mill. The town centre has many other tourist attractions such as the parish church of Santa María de Asunción, the basilica San Martín de Loinatz and the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Loinatz.

Nature, gastronomy and festivities

Moreover, it is remarkable the Sagastigutia Park, with more than fifty tree species and Murumendi Mountain, considered Mari's dwelling (goddess of the Basque mythology).

Besides, Beasain is the town with the major trade movement in the Goierri area. In its streets, full of shops and bars there is an excellent atmosphere and tourists won't be able to leave without tasting Beasain's delicious black pudding available in bars and restaurants.

Beasain's main festival takes place in mid May. Many events for children and adults will delight tourists in Loinatz festivities. Drum parades (tamborrada), fancy dress parade, and so on.

Information of interest

Surface area
29.90 Km
No. of inhabitants