A trace of the past

Historic and artistic heritage

In Debabarrena, progress of time and development have not eradicated its rich age-old heritage. The prehistoric caves of Ekain in Deba represent one of the pictorial relics of world wide interest.

Caves of Ekain, in Deba
Caves of Ekain, in Deba

The artistic-religious heritage offers, amongst other, the monumental temples of Sta. María in Deba (National Monument and a showpiece of Basque Gothic art) or San Andrés in Eibar as well as the Sanctuary of the Mariano congregation of Itziar, Arrate or Ezozia.

Santa Maria, Deba
Santa Maria, Deba

Regarding civil architectural heritage, the historical centre of the fishing village Mutriku is well worth mentioning with beautiful baroque palaces, and numerous tower houses spread around the villages and hamlets of this region.

The Old Quarter of Mutriku
The Old Quarter of Mutriku

Despite its simplicity, rural architecture is the best witness of the history and way of life of our villages, where old farmhouses still display their coat of arms, centenary mills and simple limekilns. 

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