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Orozko

Orozko

Orozko boasts a privileged setting, mixing mountains with forests, caves, farms and watercourses. This valley, open but surrounded by mountains and crossed by the rivers ltube and Arnauri, is a very quiet place with some charming little villages.

Relating to religious architecture, the church of San Bartolomé de Olarte, in Ibarra neighbourhood, has quite relevance in Orozco. Designed only with one nave, this temple dates from the late 14th century. On the other hand, the church of San Pedro de Murueta consists also of one nave, in polygonal apse and ribbed vaults.

Likewise, the Tower of Aranguren is one of the most important constructions in Orozko. It was built in the 16th c. in the way connecting Zubiaur and Ibarra neighbourhoods. Both gothic and Renaissance elements join in this building that looks like a mansion. Besides, in 1741 the architect Martín de Larrea y Leguerzana designed a beautiful bridge in Renaissance style, whose masonry arch is completed with a Calvary.

Orozko also hosts an interesting Ethnographic Museum, situated in the Legorburu Palace-House. In these 3-storey building, each floor deals with a concrete subject: Orozkoýs historical heritage, the traditional life in the valley or the settlers in the high lands of Gorbeia.

Gorbeia Natural Park, main appealing spot in the area

The Gorbeia Natural Park is undoubtedly one of the most interesting spots in the area. In Orozko, visitors will find several ways leading to Gorbeia, e.g. Usabel and Belaustegi. Once there we will be astonished by amazing views of the neighbouring landscapes, as well as, by many archaeological remains we will find there.

In the Itxina Forest we can visit the karst cave Supelegor. Many popular stories and legends tell that this cave was used by witches and lamias as refuge. From this point we will access to Axkorrigan Mountain (1,095 m), one of the most important peaks in the region.
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Surface area: 102.70
No. of inhabitants: 2405