BISCAY

Data of the Town

Garai

Town

Garai Garay

Municipality

Garay Garai / Region: Durangaldea or region of the Duranguesado

Province

Biscay

Community

Basque Country - Basque Country

Habt. / Ine 2004

283

 

Town hall

Direction

San Miguel, 20

ZIP code

48200

Phone

946816393

Fax

946201172

Office Tourism

To contact with telf. quoted

Official web

Garai

Web of Interest

 

E-mail municipality

lmilicua.garay@bizkaia.org
   

This nice and small village of the Basque Country is placed in the skirts of the mount Oiz (one of the mounts horn players of Biscay) in the region of the Duranguesado of the mentioned one historical territory of Biscay.

It gathers together in small dispersed nuclei, of which that of San Miguel concentrates most of the population; this nucleus does her function of municipal capital. In the last decades one has showed continuous descent as in the rest of the municipalities vizcainos of mountainous area.

Archangel possesses two principal churches, which in times were parishes independent, dedicated to San Miguel and to Saint John Evangelist, and several chapels spread by his quarters, between that find that of Santa Catalina Virgen and Martyr constructed by the Duñaiturri house and placed in the quarter of the same name and that of Saint John Bautista de Momoitio, in whose outskirts there is one very ancient necropolis.

Since in most of the Towns of the Basque Country holidays are celebrated in different seasons. The most important are those that they celebrate in honor of Santiago. In these holidays they have leading role special the group of dances of the locality, famous person for his executions of "Ezpatadantza" (you dance with sword), which during the same are executed. Some of the traditional dances of these holidays are "Gernikako Arbola Dantza", "Dantzari Dantza", and Agintariena" (I greet the authority or "Ikurrin Dantza"). (ftes to see links)

Nuclei: Garay, Garai (San Migel), Momoitio, Goierri

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