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Arakaldo / Region: Arratia-Nervion




Basque Country - Basque Country

Habt. / Ine 2004



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Quarter Elexalde, 3

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With a habitat eminently rural and dispersed, since it usually corresponds to this type of occupation, the municipality of Arakaldo is divided into several districts (Elexalde, Etxebarri, Ibertxe, Iturriaga, Madariaga and La Isla), and his patrimony is really scarce.

We will emphasize the church of Santa Marina Virgen and Martyr, I moderate parochial of the municipality, which one is a reconstruction of the century XVIII (about 1730) of an eremitorio constructed concerning the first one half of the XVIth century. Of rough stone, except buttresses (in number of eight in contour of the church), outline of vain and you form a corner, that are of chairs; it is a question of a baroque, very sober building, as it is demonstrated by his only plant and the entire decoration absence, typically of the rural areas of the Basque Country. The ship is divided in five stretches arched on plant rectangular and possesses two accesses, one in the south side, of half a point and the only trace of the eremitorio of the XVIth century and other in his side opposite, flatly with voussoirs, on that the tower is located square, of invoice later to the rebuilding of the century It possesses a porch that covers the walls south and west, with roof to one slope on cantilevers and soil of boulders, and the vestry and the cemetery are leaned to the building. In his interior only there is a central reredos of very overloaded, covered baroque style of golden bread, on bank, with three streets (in the head office it finds an image of Santa Marina), two apartments and attic (with one piety), any he finished off by a crucified crucifix.

The Ancient Barracks of the Miñones, placed in the quarter of Island, it is a question of a neogothic building (the ends of the XIXth century), of plant square and tackle of masonry, safe you form a corner and vain (aimed, excepting the revenue, in ogival arch), finished off in battlements and merlones, on projecting. Two dependencies are leaned to him of later date of clear classical inspiration (as his big loggia demonstrates it), but frames inside a style neovasco, with the first two stones plants and the top one of brick. In this quarter the Usilarra bridge is also, documented already in the XVIIIth century, although the current one is of factory nineteenth-century. It has six eyes (two of half a point, possibly more ancient, and four reduced ones) and seven tajamares. In his moment it had to be associated with the mill of the same name, already missing.

With regard to the civil architecture it would be necessary to speak about the Palace Ibertxe, in the quarter of the same name, a factory building baroque (1771, according to inscription on the central access), with square plant, to four waters and three height. One leans to him lower rectangular building (two apartments) and covering to triple slope. It is of rough stone, except corner, fasciae and vain, flat all of them and of big size, excepting those of the attic for being this one of minor height, with the apartments defined in the front central for two smooth lines of fascia and balcony that includes the part central of the first apartment in the front front. In the north front there is leaned a skate of access to the top apartment of the building contiguous. To emphasize also the forge of windows and balconies, with decoration very typical of the baroque style.

In the Madariaga quarter there gets up the Hamlet Iturriaga, good example of the neoclassic typology with flat access, that is to say, lacking in portico very typical of the XIXth century, and for his characteristics more focused on the agricultural works that stockbreeders (fte. to see link euskomedia Basque encyclopedia)

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