BISCAY

Data of the Town

Atxondo

Town

Atxondo

Municipality

Atxondo / Region: Durangaldea or region of the Duranguesado

Province

Biscay

Community

Basque Country - Basque Country

Habt. / Ine 2004

1431

 

Town hall

Direction

Foruen square, 1

ZIP code

48609

Phone

946821009

Fax

946583286

Office Tourism

To contact with telf. quoted

Official web

Atxondo

Web of Interest

Atxondo cultural information

E-mail municipality

obolinaga.atxondo@bizkaia.org
   

Municipality placed in of the province. It is formed by the ancient municipalities of Apatamonasterio, Arrazola and Axpe, after his merger in 1962.

The etymology of the place name Atxondo can come from Atz, rock, rock and ondo, "next to", that is to say, "next to the rock".

He emphasizes the Jauregui house - tower inside the city center.
The Marzana tower.

Parochial church of San Pedro in Apatamonasterio.

Parochial church of San Miguel in Arrazola. Reconstructed in the year 1.510, till then was only a chapel.

Parochial church of Saint John Bautista in Axpe.

Parochial church of St Martin in Marzana.

There are numerous chapels for the whole municipal territory. More outstanding is the magnificent natural scenery that surrounds the children built-up areas. The cliffs of the Anboto and of the Alluitz, them lime ravines of high walls where the climb is practised and the magnificent conservation of all of them is a patrimony that he emphasizes sobresalientemente.

The tracing of the ancient mining train has been re-turned into walk pedestrian in that the excellent constructions have researched existing to his sides as well as the worthy natural phenomena of to indicate, like the eye of the eskilar (Anbotoko bentanie) that shows Anboto next to the cave where Mari (the principal goddess of the mythology Basque) has his principal residence. This trip of scarce 5 Km of length turns into a natural and ethnographic museum. (fte. to see the links)

They emphasize the Schools of Axpe, in the quarter of Saint John, building revivalista of the beginning of the XXth century with air neovasco and historicist and the Schools of Arrazola, these of ends of XIX and clearly classical.

Two hydraulic mills survive in the municipality: Ibarra in Arrazola and Marzana in the district of the same name. Also Bridge Artia, on the river Zumelegi, is only one arch reduced and masonry.


Nuclei: Atxondo, Apatamonasterio, Axpe, Arrazola, Saint John, Santiago, Marzana, Olazábal

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