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Spending a weekend in Oñati

The first stop will be the Aizkorri Natural Park. You can walk the adapted path that leads us to the Gomiztegi Farmhouse, a school for shepherding, or if you are used to walking in mountains, we suggest you hike up to the fields of Urbia or the Aizkorri summit.

The second stop will be the Sanctuary of Arantzazu and its crypt, where the work of well-known artists such as Oteiza, Chillida and Basterretxea can be seen.

The third stop will take place in the Oñati-Arrikrutz Caves, where the one-hour visit will give you the opportunity to see the only specimen of a cave lion found in the State and/or if you want to be speleologist for a day, you will be able to enter one of the cave’s speleological treasures: the big “eccentric” of Arrikrutz.

The fourth stop will be the historical town of Oñati, where the Basque Country’s first university (1548) can be visited as well as San Miguel Parish Church, with its cloister placed over a river, various palaces and the tower-house of the Count.

The Chocolate Interpretation Centre “Txokolateixia” will be the fifth stop, surrounded by parks and gardens, which is a good place for having a walk, as well as the greenway towards the Usako natural swimming area in summer.

21 Km – Car distance from/to Oñati.

5 stops – Aizkorri Natural Park, Sanctuary of Arantzazu, Oñati-Arrikrutz Caves, historical town of Oñati and Chocolate Interpretation Centre “Txokolateixia”.

Transport – Sundays and holidays a bus service is available for the route Oñati- Caves – Sanctuary of Arantzazu.