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Ibarrangelu

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Ibarrangelu

The municipality of Ibarrangelu (which means deep meadow) is located in the historical territory of Bizkaia, in the region of Busturialdea, close to the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve as well as the magnificent beaches of Laida and Laga. A town that is closely linked to agriculture, Ibarrangelu has an important historical heritage and, in turn, perfectly combines its wonderful natural environment with the historical sites and buildings.

 

We start our journey in the chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, next to Laida beach. From there, once we have delighted in the beautiful landscapes that make up the beach and Ogoño Cape, we get to the rural neighbourhood of Akorda. Once there, we'll come upon the church of Santa Maria Engracia. Built in 1520, it is a single nave building without domes. It has three altars and a portico.

 

Our attention is also drawn to the hermitage of San Pedro de Atxarre, located at the summit of Mount Atxarre (312 m) from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.

 

Entering into the very the heart of Ibarrangelu, we can see the fronton court at Ibaeta, located at the entrance to the town. It is of great interest both in terms of its construction as well as the ornamental pediment and the shield mounted in the centre is worthy of note. Also worth a special mention is the church of San Andrés, a building that has a gilded baroque altarpiece and a handcraft plateresque in polychrome wood in its interior, one of the few existing examples found in the whole of the Iberian Peninsula.

 

As for traditions, Ibarrangelu hosts many festivals throughout the year. On 30th November, the feast day of San Andrés is celebrated in the town centre, while the neighbourhood of Akorda celebrates its feast day on 18th July, in honour of Santa Marina.


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Surface area:

15.17

No. of inhabitants:

614