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Zerain

Zerain is located in the historical territory of Gipuzkoa and belongs to the Goierri region. The neighbouring slopes of Aizkorri Mountain Range form one of Gipuzkoa's most wonderful viewpoints. The cosy area has always been linked to the agriculture and the exploitation of natural resources such as iron, coal, wood... it is precisely the Cultural Park of Zerain that shows visitors the traditional living of the inhabitants in a pleasant and fun way.

Zerain is composed of many treasures and spots that are worth a visit. Aizpea Mines, for example, provide complete information on the process of extracting iron. The former jail that dates back to the 18th century, the hydraulic sawmill and the Ethnographic Museum, which exhibits tools, furniture, utensils, documents and other antique accessories related to the country houses in the surroundings.

Medieval town

Zerain's urban area houses many emblematic buildings such as the palacio Jauregi palace, on the upper part of the square, where the noble lived over years. The construction's most outstanding characteristics are its Gothic door, the ancient coat of arms and its ashlar walls. Besides, the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción still keeps several baroque retables, a Romanesque Christ and a Gothic baptismal font. The hermitage of San Blas and its surroundings look also very inviting to have a rest and enjoy nature. In addition to this, Zerain organises many entertaining events during the year such as the San Blas Day that is celebrated on February 3rd. A large number of people gather at the hermitage of San Blas, where they bless food so that to avoid sore throats.

Besides, main festivals in Zerain are on August 15th to honour Nuestra Señora de La Asunción virgin. We cannot forget the organic farming in September including the tasting and sale of organic products and artisan workshops.



Surface area: 10.50
No. of inhabitants: 249
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