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Gatika

Gatika

The attractive municipality of Gatika lies in an incomparable setting, surrounded by extensive green areas ideal for long, pleasant walks. Located on the river Butrón and made up of nine neighbourhoods, the municipality is rich in historical heritage.

 

The village has a wide historical heritage, as can be seen in the Butrón Castle, a magnificent Gothic castle built over a tower house of the 14th and 15th century. It was the scenery of battles between families. It is located in a beautiful natural spot, with a sports area and a botanical garden. Moreover, nearby we will found the hermitage of Magdalena.

 

On the other hand, on the streets of Gatika it is worth visiting the church of Santa María, dating back to the 16th century and famous because of its classicist tower, the pelota court and the Town Hall.

 

A festival in Gatika is consecrated to San Marcos, which takes place on April 25th, and floods the village with festive atmosphere. This day, visitors will enjoy a farm fair. However, the main festivals occur at the end of August, consecrated to San Bartolomé. Events ranging from gastronomy contests (omelettes and paellas) to miscellaneous activities such as gymkhanas, donkey races and beret throwing show the most cheerful side of the citizens.


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Surface area: 17.20
No. of inhabitants: 1570