Sights not to be missed and trails that take you back
to an earlier age
DON’T MISS ...
TRAILS TO SUIT ALL TASTES
A TRIP BACK INTO THE PAST
Find out what the first houses in Elorrio were like, the mediaeval towers and the defensive wall. Find out all about the Battle of Elorrio in 1468 and how people tackled fires. Find out too about the traditional trades plied in the town and about a church that is almost 1000 years old. Have a good trip back in time!
ADVENTURES OF BERRIO-OTXOA
Learn about the adventures of one of Elorrio’s best loved sons: a man who started out as an altar boy and travelled the world preaching his faith. He was so greatly admired that he is now the patron saint of Elorrio and the joint patron of Bizkaia. He has a street named after him, and his own museum. Get to know the great Saint Valentine Berrio-Otxoa.
BRING OUT YOUR ROMANTIC SIDE
Take a stroll through the striking, elegant palazzos and mansion houses. Walk through their magnificent gardens, where the high and mighty of the town once staged great parties with their friends. Don’t forget your camera, and have a great time as you tour the romantic side of Elorrio.
MYTHS AND LEGENDS
This is a trail for people with enquiring minds.On it you will find out about all the stories, anecdotes and best kept secrets of Elorrio. To start with, the Giralda bell tower in Seville is not as unique as you might think...
THE TRAIL OF THE CROSSES
If you like walking why not try this trail, which takes you past all nine of the 16th-century wayside crosses still standing in Elorrio. The original purpose of these unique works of wayside art was to mark the borders of the town.
There is also a shorter trail that takes in only the crosses closest to the current town centre.
If you still haven’t made up your mind try this option: on this trail you will find a little of everything, under the guiding hand of our narrator Argiñe. She knows Elorrio better than anyone, and can tell you all about it on this audio-guided tour.
Activities in Elorrio