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.

Due to poorly preserved state of the buildings pilasters and buttresses, parts of a different hórreo, belonging to the Etxeberri Urruti Hamlet in the ancient Ubera neighbourhood, were recovered and used.

Agarre Hamlet is also an important site; it is thought to be the birthplace of San Martín Agirre. Its façade still shows the coat of arms of the Agarre family, which is also shown on Toki Eder House of Bergara Buttress.

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Rural-life in XVI.century

Urola garaia


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