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  • The basilica of Santo Cristo
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Lezo

The highest point of which is the peak of Jaizkibel. The artistic richness on display in its historic old town reaches its peak with the features around the square.. We should not forget to visit the Gothic basilica of Santo Cristo, which is placed on the coastal route of the Way of Saint James. The church is famous due to the statue of Christ it houses at the altar. It is one of the only three crucified Christ images in Europe that wears no beard.

 

Historical old quarter and magnificent natural surroundings

The outstanding Renaissance Town Hall that dates back to the 18th century is also worth a visit. Besides, Lezo's old quarter, with Lezo's vocation towards sailing, contrasts with nearby Jaizkibel Mountain (545m), where tourists will enjoy having a walk and gazing at the wonderful mountainous landscape and the Natural Park of Aiako Harria, Txingudi Bay and the Bay of Biscay.

 

Lezo organises an event-packed Pentecostés' festival, which is celebrated in mid-May and Santakrutzak (September 14th). Carnival is also remarkable in Lezo, with the participation of Trapujale (mythological character).


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Surface area:

12.90

No. of inhabitants:

5990

Town Council website:

http://www.lezo.eus