Salt Museum (Leintz-Gatzaga)

The Salt Museum is on the lands used for centuries for its production, close to the urban centre and on the way to Dorleta Sanctuary. The salt industry has been closely tied to Leintz Gatzaga since its foundation, not to speak of its development throughout history. The cold, humid climate of the town did not favour solar evaporation for salt production, so a careful process, heating the water with wood fires, was used.

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Agarreko Garai(xe)a (Bergara)

Rehabilitated in 1980, the Hórreo (a typical granary from the Northwest Iberian Peninsula) is the only historical hórreo that has been preserved in Gipuzkoa. In the neighbourhood of the same name, it is a 16th century building made of tongue and grooned lumbre that is suspended over a metre above the ground, on four stone bases crowned by circular wheels. Inside, there are two small silos a main floor area. This area has three parts: two lateral dryers and a central nave. In this nave, there is a large chest made of chestnut. Due to its size, it can be assumed that it was built inside the Hórreo. In this chest, wheat and maize were stored separately.

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Rural-life in XVI.century

Urola garaia


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