The La Antigua Interpretation Centre is next to the hermitage, and it is the headquarters of the regional tourism office. In this office, visitors can find an area dedicated exclusively to the Ignatian Trail and the Ignatian Land project.
This modern, 1,305-metre square building includes spaces for permanent and itinerating exhibits, in addition to a restaurant-bar. The interpretation centre intends to inform visitors about the evolution of Zumarraga and the La Antigua Hermitage by offering a tour of the history of the region, starting in the 16th century, and leading up to current times. Through different tactile panels, texts, photographs and videos, they explain the evolution of the valley, its hamlets, its customs, and the importance of iron and the railroad in the region. In this sense, we can highlight the space presided by a replica of the ancient Urola Railroad. In addition, visitors can see a 14-minute presentation, in which several inhabitants of Zumarraga talk about the region and its relationship to the hermitage.
La Antigua Interpretation Centre (Tourism Office)
High Season (Easter Monday, July & August): From 10:00 to 18:00.
Rest of year:
From Tuesday to Friday And Sundays: From 10:30 to 14:30
Saturdays: From 11:00 to 14:30 and 16:30 to 18:30
Antiguako Bidea, no number. 20700 Zumarraga
Tf.:(+34) 943 72 20 42