BISCAY

Data of the Town

Markina-Xemein

Town

Markina-Xemein

Municipality

Markina-Xemein / Region: Lea-Artibai or region of Marquina

Province

Biscay

Community

Basque Country - Basque Country

Habt. / Ine 2004

4823

 

Town hall

Direction

Zear Kalea, 2

ZIP code

48270

Phone

946167454

Fax

946167671

Office Tourism

To contact with telf. quoted

Official web

Markina-Xemein

Web of Interest

 

E-mail municipality

udala@markina-xemein.com
   

The municipal Markina-Xemein term includes two population entities: the town of Markina and the porch of Xemein. From the year 1969 he was remaining included in the same term municipally the Zenarruza porch with his populates of Bolibar, porch that the desanexión of Markina-Xemein obtained on the 1st of January of 2.005.

The historical helmet offers a medieval planning structured in base to three longitudinal streets (Guen Kalea, Erdiko Kalea and Okerra) and a travesera (Zear Kalea). In his interior buildings preserve that support in most of the times the plot or the share-out Gothic.

Historical helmet:

Religious architecture:

- convent and Church of Carmen.
- convent and Church of the Favor.
- saint Mª de la Asunción de Xemein.
- cemetery (National Monument).
- San Miguel of Arretxinaga.
- convent of San Agustin.
- convent and Church of San Jose.
- chapel of Santa Cruz.
- chapel of Ntra. Mrs. of Erdotza.

Civil architecture:

- palace of solarte.
- palace Andonaegi.
- Consistorial house.
- palace of Ansotegi.
- palace of Band of street musicians.
- tower Antxia.
- tower of Barroeta.
- tower of Ugarte.
- university of the Ball.

About the nucleus walled, that is to say, out of the town in strict sense, in the place where three suburbs arose, following three routes of access to the town, we can verify that the patrimony construído is of a considerable wealth and variety.

Markina-Xemein is a prolific municipality from the point of view ethnographic. Our dances and custom are a test of it ancestral and the oral literature that they have managed to last even our days century after century and generation after generation. (fte. to see links)

Nuclei: Plantain, Barinaga, Bolibar, Iluntzar, Iturreta, Larruskain-Amalloa, Markina-Xemein, Meabe, Ubilla-Urberuaga, Zeinka-Zearregi, Ziortza, Ziortza-Goierria

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