The Atxondo valley contains many traditional farmhouses scattered around the rural neighbourhoods. Our ancestors built spectacular, robust farmhouses from stone and wood, many of which are still standing today, centuries later. The Ollargan farmhouse in the Arrazola neighbourhood, for example, dates back to the beginning of the 16th century. It is one of the oldest farmhouses still standing in the province of Bizkaia. Another farmhouse worth mentioning is Zearreta, which was built in the baroque style during the 17th century.
Atxondo has a bucolic, almost magical landscape. It is one of the most beautiful valleys in the entire Basque Country, containing archaeological remains, a rich history of myths and legends and tales of feudal wars. It also contains jasper and copper mines, old water mills, magnificent forests, wise shepherds, high mountains and the remains of an old miners’ train.
WHAT TO SEE IN ATXONDO
Cycling and walking trail
More points of interest
Route to the summit of Mount Anboto
‘Tope’ mining area
San Pedro Church (Apatamonasterio)
San Martin Church (Martzaa)
Arrazola Church (Arrazola)