If the stones could speak, they could tell us stories of houses, farmhouses, palaces, churches and walls built with the sweat of their inhabitants generation after generation.

Antsotegi Tower

Culturan heritage
The Ansotegi Tower, also known as the Munibetxea Tower, is located in the historic quarter of Markina-Xemein, next to the Antxia Tower.

Antxia Tower

Culturan heritage
The Antxia Tower is located in the historic quarter of Markina-Xemein. It is a construction with an approximately quadrangular ground plan and a parallelepiped volume, with overhanging wooden eaves and a hipped roof.

Convent and Church of El Carmen

Culturan heritage
It was founded in 1691. It was the work of Ignacio de Munibe y Axpe, abbot of the Collegiate Church of Ziortza. In 1808 the convent was suppressed and turned into barracks for the French troops.

Municipal Fronton

Culturan heritage
The first known pelota court in Markina-Xemein dates back to 1702. Today it is located in the arcades in the centre of the village.

Patrokua Palace or Gaytan de Ayala

Culturan heritage
In the gardens of the house, today the site of the Lea-Artibai education centre, you can visit the monument to Moguel, the work of the sculptor Xiri Andonegi, which represents some typographic forms with a message that corresponds to a passage from the work "Peru abarka".

Church of Sta. María de Asunción de Xemein and the Cemetery

Culturan heritage
This is the parish church of Markina-Xemein. At first there must have been a monastery, but the church was built at the end of the 16th century.

Markina-Xemein Historical Hull

Culturan heritage
Immerse yourself in the narrow streets of the medieval old town. Admire the palaces and Gothic towers

Hermitage of San Miguel de Arretxinaga

Culturan heritage
The hermitage is located next to the Camino de Santiago, where the rivers Artibai and Urko meet. It is notable for its three giant stones that occupy the whole of the chapel, creating a kind of chapel.

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