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Ordizia

Ordizia, famous for its weekly market, is set in the historical territory of Gipuzkoa within the Goierri region. The river Orio flows from north to south through the town with the constant presence of the Txindoki (1,346m) Mountain. Ordizia is the main town in the Goierri region along with Beasain, and it is strategically located close to the N-1 that connects Gipuzkoa, Alava and Navarre.

The old part of Ordizia, declared historical monument, houses many ancient buildings and monuments such as the parish church of Santa María de la Asunción, Zabala and Barrena Palaces, the towerhouse of Muxika and the statue of seaman and explorer Fray Andrés de Urdaneta, among others.

Tourists should also pay a visit to Oianguren Park, on the outskirts of the urban area. It is a lush open field surrounded by trees, a fascinating place to have a rest and enjoy nature at its best.

Traditional market

Ordizia is famous for its autochthonous products, whose origin date back to the 11th and 12th centuries. Every Wednesday, stallholders and buyers meet in the Plaza Mayor Square. Prices are weekly fixed as a reference for the whole Basque Country.

The Idiazabal Cheese contest takes place in Spring, there is another fair at Christmas and another important meeting in September, as the Basque Festival market is held, which includes the sheep milk contest produced by shepherds.

In addition to this, Ordizia celebrates Santa Ana's festival in the second fortnight of July. A tradition since 1509 known as "dancing of Santaneros" is popular, in which married couples participate.
Surface area: 5.7
No. of inhabitants: 9758
Town Council website: http://www.ordizia.org
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