Guided tours in Elorrio

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GUIDED TOURS | CHOOSE YOUR OWN

Guided tours for groups in Basque and Spanish

We create personalised tours for groups. Choose from our wide range of experiences and adventures, let us know if you would like to eat in Elorrio, and whether you will stay the night. We will help tailor your visit to your needs so that you have an unforgettable experience.

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OUT ABOUT TOWN

Come along!

Stroll around Elorrio’s historical town centre. Learn about its humble beginnings and its development beyond the town walls, bringing life to the area. Learn about Elorrio’s powerful families, who left a rich legacy of mansions crowned by elegant coats of arms. Discover the beautiful Basílica de la Purísima Concepción, and Elorrio’s fountains, calvaries, and legends. A small journey into the past that brings Elorrio’s astonishing heritage to life.

TOUR TYPE

Town tour

DURATION

90 min

MEETING POINT

Tourist Information Office

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TREASURES OF ARGIÑETA

In the outskirts of Elorrio, in the district of Zenita, among the ancient oak trees surrounding San Adrian’s chapel, lies the necropolis of Argiñeta, the most important funerary ensemble of its kind in the Basque Country. Come and feel its magic, discover the secrets of this mystical and enchanting spot, with its 20-odd sarcophagi hailing from between the 7th and 9th centuries, and the five stelae boasting astral iconography.

TOUR TYPE

Monuments

DURATION

45 min

MEETING POINT

Necropolis of Argiñeta

THE PILLARDS OF BASILICA

The Basilica de la Purísima Concepción is one of the most renowned monuments of Elorrio, as well as one of the most notable religious constructions dating from the Renaissance in the Basque Country.

It is the greatest of Bizkaia, not only in scale but also in the quality of the building, both inside and out.

In this visit, the Basilica will let us experience its secrets first-hand.

TOUR TYPE

Monuments

DURATION

90 min

MEETING POINT

Tourist Information Office

THE “BARRIOS” OF ELORRIO

A town built by migrants

The rail links with the coast were the means by which many migrants arrived in Elorrio, seeking work in the factories. Many working-class neighbourhoods were built in order to house the growing population, with names such as LINCE, Belerin, IRE, the 40, San Luis, and Lourdes.

This guided walk offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the least-known aspect of the town’s history: its industrial heritage and workers’ neighbourhoods.

 

TOUR TYPE

2km walk

DURATION

150 min

MEETING POINT

Tourist Information Office

EXPERIENCE ELORRIO YOUR WAY

Our guided tours are designed to offer experiences that are unique and unforgettable. Some people prefer to feel sensations such as light, open spaces, the touch of water; others need to break a sweat in order to feel the effort of others. Those of us who have general learning disabilities enjoy Elorrio’s art and history through a variety of channels of perception, and since traditional guided visits aren’t right for all of us, this tour is an opportunity to hear the story in a different way.

TOUR TYPE

Adapted tour

DURATION

60 min

MEETING POINT

Tourism Information Office

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THE WAYSIDE CROSSES

Elorrio has nine wayside marker crosses, all of them date from the XVI century. The Kurutzebarri, Kurutzondo, Gandondo and Txanberi crosses stand on roads that lead out of the town and mark the frontier betwen the rural and urban areas. This marker crosses may have been used on occasions as reference points for establishing a cordon sanitaire in case of epidemics, but their first and foremost use was as devotional images to which travellers could pray for blessings on leaving the protection of the town walls.

TOUR TYPE

Walk

DURATION

2 h

MEETING POINT

San Agustin

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GUIDED TOURS | FAQ

What kind of guided visits are there?

Public and private visits are available. Public visits are possible during the Easter and summer holidays, and are reduced in price. Private visits can be booked at any time, with price depending on the number of visitors. Feel free to ask us for more information.

When can I go on a visit?

Public visits are offered during the Easter and summer holidays. Check our email newsletter or our social media for more information.

Private visits can be booked at any time of the year, depending on availability.

 

What time are the visits?

There is a set schedule for public visits.

In the case of private visits, the visitors set the schedule, though always within the Tourist Information Office opening hours.

 

Do you organise guided visits for groups and institutions?

Yes, private visits are intended for families and groups of up to 20-25 people, depending on the activity. Feel free to ask us.

How can I book a guided visit?

Please fill out the form to request a reservation. Your reservation is not complete until you receive confirmation from a member of our team.

You can also contact the Tourist Information Office by phone or email.

 

How can I make the payment?

Payment is taken prior to the guided visit.

Payments must be made by card, we do not accept cash.

 

Booking request

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WINTER OPENING HOURS

From 1st September to  31st May

Monday: closed
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 - 14:00
Saturday and festivities:
10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00

TOURISM OFFICE

Berrio-Otxoa Street, 1
48230 Elorrio (Bizkaia)

SOCIAL MEDIA

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